Changing spark plugs

Asked by Nov 01, 2007 at 10:14 PM about the 1989 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Anyone have suggestions for access to the right bank of spark plugs?

3 Answers

40,285

Many of these will require removal of engine components or even access from underneath. Ask Krez on this board, he is a Vette aficionado and may have insight. Barring that, a Haynes manual will tell you exactly what you need.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
555

Well even on my old 74, its a little tough with the AC unit on the way among other things. I have an assortment of short and long ratchets w/ swivel sockets and some extensions. It does take some time to get in there and reach them. But with the proper tools it makes it much easier. But working on any corvette is never easy. :)

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
20

Remove the sub-plate on the fender liner (5 10mm bolts). (The rubber fender/hood seal should lift off and out of the way (careful...don't tear it). Then remove the rear A/C compressor bracket bolt (10mm) and the nut from the stud at the lower end (14mm). You can now remove the bracket. Loosen and pull out of the way any air control hoses. (Hint....remove the dip-stick, too, and put it aside....it will be in the way) It's still going to be a bitch to get to the plugs (especially that miserable front one), but, this should get you in there without having a total mental break-down. The smaller your hands and forearms (it doesn't pay to be a big guy when working on Corvette engines) the better. If you've got a sweet and petite 'old lady' that isn't afraid to get dirty with you (come on...you know what I mean...) that could be a big help! This works on my 1989 Corvette Coupe with a 99% stock L98 350.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Corvette

Looking for a Used Corvette in your area?

CarGurus has 19,713 nationwide Corvette listings starting at $3,688.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Corvette Questions

Chevrolet Corvette Experts

#1 John Carson
John Carson
Reputation 2,040
#2 carGrrl
carGrrl
Reputation 1,340
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,180
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
621 Great Deals out of 38,658 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford Mustang
641 Great Deals out of 36,933 listings starting at $2,800
Used Porsche 911
139 Great Deals out of 4,325 listings starting at $9,995
Used BMW M3
69 Great Deals out of 2,079 listings starting at $4,988
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
90 Great Deals out of 3,195 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
3,136 Great Deals out of 200,446 listings starting at $1,273
Used BMW 3 Series
1,607 Great Deals out of 38,817 listings starting at $1,250

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
7,329 listings starting at $43,998
2016 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 3,020 listings starting at $44,900
2015 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 906 listings starting at $42,000
2014 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 918 listings starting at $38,988
2013 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 433 listings starting at $25,615