Spark Plug Replacement DIY (the ULTIMATE Guide)

21 Bir 2018
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Learn how to replace spark plugs, inspect spark plugs, gap spark plugs, figure out what spark plugs are best for your car and where to use antiseize and dielectric grease. I cover every aspect in spark plug and wire replacement all in one video!
Again, thanks Advance Auto Parts for providing all of those spark plugs so I could make the video! Here is what I used:
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  • By the way if you shop at Advance Auto and use the code "SPARK" at checkout, you will get 25% off your entire order (order anything, not just plugs) from 6/21 - 9/30. *I do not make a penny from this. I literally asked Advance Auto for a discount for my Subscribers (and I use it too lol). I hope that helps!

    ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 metus
    • Wow Chris. You love your subscribers so much💖❤

      Usayd AmodUsayd AmodPrieš 5 mėnesių
    • UntitledDuck if you resolve the issue already then good but if not use brake cleaner and if that doesn't work try using Chris fixes other methods.

      ProjectForged: MR2 SpyderProjectForged: MR2 SpyderPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • ChrisFix I need help with my owners manual. I searched through every page and yet I don't see anything about the spark plug maintenance for a 2000-2005 Mr2 spyder

      ProjectForged: MR2 SpyderProjectForged: MR2 SpyderPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • 1:16 "Chris Fix" It's a v8, so I have a spark plugs... "Me with a 5.7 HEMI" HA! I need to buy 16

      Ty KeithTy KeithPrieš 6 mėnesių
    • I have a WRX Subaru 1999 and one of the spark plugs are stuck and won't come out what do I do!!!!

      UntitledDuckUntitledDuckPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • I'm 17 and I did them on my 94 GT Mustang 5.0 liter V8 and it went 👍

    Morgan orrickMorgan orrickPrieš 12 val
    • I'm glad it went well!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 val
  • I broke one of my spark plugs trying to remove it in my 1989 Cadillac Fleetwood. It’s in a very hard to reach spot. Any tips or suggestions? Love your videos by the way!

    Christian VAZQUEZChristian VAZQUEZPrieš 2 dienas
  • Proper Presentation! Thank You Chris

    Poetic ConnectPoetic ConnectPrieš 3 dienas
  • I love how he used a spark plug as a bookmark in the Del Sol manual.

    von ginervon ginerPrieš 3 dienas
  • 7:06

    Lenard Jodi TolentinoLenard Jodi TolentinoPrieš 4 dienas
  • I've made the rookie mistake of changing those on a hot engine and it shrunk the socket rubber boot lol

    Nas BoostNas BoostPrieš 4 dienas
  • Owners manuals do not take into account improving technology. Over time plugs get better and last longer. Even a standard copper plug will outperform and outlast a copper plug that was made 20 years ago. Much like oil today. As for anti seize....always use copper based anti seize or one with a magnesium based.

    J FJ FPrieš 4 dienas
  • My Toyota Yaris 2016 spark plugs got stuck. I took my car for periodic maintenance to a Toyota service Center. They told me that my spark plugs got stuck. If they try harder, the casing holding the spark plugs might crack. They said I might be able to run another 100k kilometer with current spark plugs. What are the consequences and what do you suggest.?

    Ilias MahmudIlias MahmudPrieš 6 dienų
    • They are working on the car so the liability is on them in this case. I wouldn't run spark plugs any longer than their service interval!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 6 dienų
  • Thank you ChrisFix :)

    Abdul RahmanAbdul RahmanPrieš 6 dienų
    • Any time!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 6 dienų
  • Drink up for every time he says "spark plug"..... *dies from alcohol intoxication*

    Ismael AbufonIsmael AbufonPrieš 6 dienų
  • You are awesome. I wish i can get my car service by you. Because i love my 🚘 and you got all top awesome skills. 👏. Where you from bro ?

    DJNANNU559DJNANNU559Prieš 9 dienų
    • Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 9 dienų
  • When do spark plugs last

    ceeb2 thojceeb2 thojPrieš 9 dienų
    • On most cars today, they should last about 100,000 miles. Some cars do have shorter service intervals though!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 9 dienų
  • Is the smell of gas another indicator that spark plugs need to be replaced? My truck rough idles and is hard to start. I’m guessing it smells of gas from the gas that wasn’t ignited?

    Luis OrozcoLuis OrozcoPrieš 11 dienų
  • Are they Performance Spark Plugs?

    ceeb2 thojceeb2 thojPrieš 12 dienų
  • You came for spark plugs, but ChrisFix be teaching how to get that gap

    Keaton BrayKeaton BrayPrieš 12 dienų
  • Great Vid Mate!

    YiampaYiampaPrieš 13 dienų
  • Chris, I’ve done this twice with absolutely no help but your vid just makes me wanna click

    RickyRickyPrieš 13 dienų
  • Yooo! I dont have a check engine light, but my car kind of lags when coming to a full stop (shakes alot) and lags when accelerating. Where should my RPMs be on a 2003 GS300? Any ideas?

    85krash85krashPrieš 15 dienų
  • just searched how to replace spark plug and found your video. Thanks, you answered all the questions I had and some I didn't had before. Best how to video on subject. Immediately subscribed to your channel.

    fernando balsalobrefernando balsalobrePrieš 17 dienų
  • But wait how do you remember which bolt goes where

    Haris AlomerovićHaris AlomerovićPrieš 17 dienų
  • Ngk Iridum made a huge difference in my truck over plat kept cracking 5.4 3v ngk 0372 The denso tt ruthenium and iridum oem plug made it drive like new its amazing this car only wants this plug 2012 honda accord k24

    Young OzzyYoung OzzyPrieš 17 dienų
  • you should not be using words like corona man :p

    Muhammad OwaisMuhammad OwaisPrieš 18 dienų
  • I challenge Chris to replace all spark plugs on an 04-08 F150 5.4 3V, only common hand tools.😈

    Kronos 08Kronos 08Prieš 20 dienų
  • Let me know what you think or know? I put octane booster with MMT in it in my car and all of my plugs turned orange! Will this orange film come off if I quit using octane booster or do i need ot change my plugs?

    RobloxWorldRobloxWorldPrieš 21 dieną
  • 18:03 you’d be surprised

    MeatwadMeatwadPrieš 21 dieną
  • I bought NGK Laser iridium plugs thinking they were premium since that’s what the box says. I started to notice misfire on cylinder 3, so I pulled the plug and saw that arm holding the side electrode broke off and is now Destroying my engine...... thank you NGK

    Marek CzajaMarek CzajaPrieš 21 dieną
  • Corona staining... will 2020 and YT mighty algorithms demonetize this?

    Gonzalo del MoralGonzalo del MoralPrieš 22 dienas
  • Neighbors: honey I think that Chris guy is talking to his spark plugs again.

    Anthony MartinezAnthony MartinezPrieš 23 dienas
  • 86 spark plug replacement please XD

    My True Love is My FR-SMy True Love is My FR-SPrieš 24 dienas
  • “It’s a fairly simple job” Subaru owners: cries in flat four

    Flathead BriggsFlathead BriggsPrieš 25 dienų
    • I came here for doing that on my M2 Competition later on where you have to take off half of the engine bay before getting access to the plugs. All the information help in building confidence.

      AkiDarkWolfAkiDarkWolfPrieš 14 dienų
  • corona staining :o

    Aaron McDonaldAaron McDonaldPrieš 26 dienų
  • Don't give subaru owners hope

    MattyMattyPrieš 28 dienų
  • Why is this car has so many spark plugs while mine has only four?

    Bal LoneyBal LoneyPrieš 28 dienų
  • Hey Chris, I've got a 1980 camaro, I had a rough idle and a backfire if I let off the gas quickly. Now, I thought it might be a vacuum line since there's about 86 thousand of them on this car, but I think its the plugs. I burn oil and it used to run rich due to retarded timing so I'm sure I have some fouled plugs

    Grav's sonGrav's sonPrieš 29 dienų
  • “Corona staining” legends say Chris knew about corona way before 2020

    Savaiz QureshiSavaiz QureshiPrieš mėn
  • Hey Chris my car manual says platinum-tipped spark plugs is required. Does that mean platinum or double platinum spark plugs?

    Cameron AlburyCameron AlburyPrieš mėn
  • 14:00 that transition though

    Person watching YouTubePerson watching YouTubePrieš mėn
  • Please stop telling people to just snug a spark plug 1/16th of a turn. It’s half a turn from first resistance. But looks like you did I’d before because your spark plug threads are corroded 😂

    A JA JPrieš mėn
  • do you have any tips on wires that were cut and/or removed?

    Daniel J DuvalDaniel J DuvalPrieš mėn
  • you can also use a flexible magnetic stick sort of tool for grabbing or picking the sparkplug if u dont have the rubber kinda socket like i do also the magnetic tool is helpfull for picking the tools or screws you dropped accidentally btw my dad said this to me when i was removing the spark plug off my dads car even though the spark were fine lol

    MamooMamooPrieš mėn
  • 5:30 corona staining :O

    《Punisher》《Punisher》Prieš mėn
  • excellent job explaining spark plug replacement, this is the most comprehensive and well organize video I've seen about this subject, thanks a lot pal!

    Omar RojasOmar RojasPrieš mėn
  • No one: Absolutely no one: Comments: 20% coronastaining

    Sneaky PlayzSneaky PlayzPrieš mėn
  • Dang I came here to see which plugs you used on the ford v8. The motorcraft with the blue rings on the ceramic failed on me very quick.

    Bret EarwoodBret EarwoodPrieš mėn
  • Thankyou

    J CJ CPrieš mėn
  • Chris fix everything thank you man

    ChefComTech MikeChefComTech MikePrieš mėn
  • corona staining lol

    i am uselessi am uselessPrieš mėn
  • I’ll fords love platinums you use iridium they don’t even run right really beyond me why but that’s the truth 😝

    Fordman8011Fordman8011Prieš mėn
  • Watch this video on mute and it's just a colorized 1920's silent movie about a guy who likes touching spark plugs.

    A MemesterA MemesterPrieš mėn
  • I went with the vibranium plugs they last 100,000,000 miles

    Joel CisnerosJoel CisnerosPrieš mėn
  • What about the coil on plug type? @ChrisFix

    TheUb3rN00bTheUb3rN00bPrieš mėn
  • Hey Chris for the Dieelectric grease is the 3M Silicone Paste in the little plastic bottle that you used for brake guide rod lubricant the same thing can i use that and the 3M copper Anti seize?

    Guardian831Guardian831Prieš mėn
  • Thank you , easy to understand instructions and examples

    Cap'nLucyHackeCap'nLucyHackePrieš mėn
  • Do you replace spark plugs with the engine cold never hot?

    Andrew NicholsonAndrew NicholsonPrieš mėn
  • Want to do the spark plugs in my Subaru 😂

    ZSF ProductionsZSF ProductionsPrieš mėn
  • Thanks ChrisFix. You have the best car maintenance channel on LTworlds !

    IndigoIndigoPrieš mėn
  • adding dielectric grease is not required, but it doesn't hurt, most of the time. Add too much, and you raise the risk of shorting occurring. --yup. one wire at a time, as possible, to prevent mixing things up. I also, on my own cars, will take a paint marker or something and put numbers on the top of each plug. Realistically, most cars today ... it's pretty hard to get the wires wrong because they only properly fit one way anyhow.

    RobHTechRobHTechPrieš mėn
  • Subaru Forester SH 2010, 3hrs spent today not getting a single spark plug out of the engine, but instead getting the spark plug tool stuck on the first spark plug, rendering the car unusable. I am currently scratching my head, trying to figure out how I'm gonna get the spark plug tool off of the plug...

    apekatteriskogenapekatteriskogenPrieš mėn
  • Can anyone tell me what my 2012 dodge ram 5.7 hemi is supposed to use i heard copper is better for preformance isnt it going to make the engine run better than if i use one of the other that it was made for?

    Dario AvendañoDario AvendañoPrieš mėn
  • wait corona staining

    Roshaan SadiqRoshaan SadiqPrieš mėn
  • Bro just open a garage already 💯to smart

    845 LosABM845 LosABMPrieš mėn
    • Thanks!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Thank you so much

    skythelimite MEskythelimite MEPrieš mėn
    • Of course!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Too bad service manuals nowadays instead of giving u information, they say, 'go to your nearest authorized dealer' as the answer to all the issues

    Gdjnx GdkGdjnx GdkPrieš mėn
    • Gotta find the service manuals they use :p

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Humans: Coronavirus Spark Plugs: Coronastaining

    O HPO HPPrieš mėn
  • How do you know when to use E3 spark plugs

    xXGHOSTxFLAGx03xXGHOSTxFLAGx03Prieš mėn
  • Have to do something on my car.. Just searched "spark plugs chrisfix" 😂 standard procedure

  • Hey ChrisFix do you find spark plugs on a diesel car ??

    Car GuideCar GuidePrieš mėn
  • 5:30 how fitting...

    TheBossOfBreadTheBossOfBreadPrieš mėn
  • spark plugs is best way to break car window.

    District 76District 76Prieš mėn
    • Hopefully no one needs to do that soon!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Your neighbors we left the hood of are car open and now that guys takeing are spark plugs out 😄😄😄😄😃😃

    Megan BurnerMegan BurnerPrieš mėn
    • Haha

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Great videos but too many ads.

    Sal EscobarSal EscobarPrieš mėn
  • 5:30

    Trucker NationTrucker NationPrieš mėn
    • :o

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • I know this video is 2yrs old but I just changed my spark plugs in MITS mirage 2015 by myself and I just wanna say F***ing ty for this video!!!

    AM CAM CPrieš mėn
  • Do you need to put antiseize on the spark plug for easy removal? Or is it fine to put them just as is? I have a bmw 328i f30

    Mike GutMike GutPrieš mėn
  • Can you use canned air duster if you don't have a compressor? Maybe a dumb question, but I'm noob.

    deepblue153deepblue153Prieš mėn
  • As always special man 👨 ❤

    Automotive MasterAutomotive MasterPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Thank you so much! I started working on my own car after your brake tutorial and I was also to follow this one and I changed both my brakes ,wires, and spark plugs for less than a third than I was being charged for my old honda accord. I appreciate, keep doing what you're doing

    Jacob VallecilloJacob VallecilloPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Okay Chris, I'm going with new plugs and wires for my 1998 Forester. I'll be back with info how it went :D Edit: Ah yeah! 3degrees outside, froze my hands and feets, 2 hours, but made it. Super tight on boxer engine. With tips and tricks by ChrisFix made much, much easier. Thanks :)

    Darthkac2Darthkac2Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Thank you for this! I've never replaced spark plugs, but you made it seem completely doable!

    Angelica MAngelica MPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Hey there I've got a problem with a stuck plug that stuck it turns but will not come out any ideas my mechanic is scared it might break

    MegatronMegatronPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Try using some penetrating oil and go back and forth on the plug, then try removing it!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • If my car jumps slightly when idling is that the spark plugs or injectors? and is there any way to check? thanks

    Isaac WallaceIsaac WallacePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • How do I know when I need to replace the wires?

    Alexa EmelynAlexa EmelynPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • You should replace them while doing spark plugs!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Mad respect! 🤜🤛

    Brandon RodriguezBrandon RodriguezPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Hey dude, big time fan from Portugal, I love learning from your videos, and the whole concept of this channel... I was fixing my incandescent plugs (of my Citroen Xsara Break 2003) inspired by this video and when I was twisting the plugs, they broke. Its a major screw up, I know, but is it stil possible to remove them? they are old style incadescent plugs, so they are completly in, they twist and wiggle but dont come out, any tips?

    Xavier MascarenhasXavier MascarenhasPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • "You don't wanna grab your girlfriend with your bare hands, so what I use is this torq wrench and apply just above 30 pound foot of torque to get her hips in position and properly lubricated "

    Ayanda TyekuAyanda TyekuPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Hey chris I have a 1989 ford Crown Victoria 5.0 302 lit and I'm trying to spin the distributor cap so I can change tfi module.. but it's not spinning I've loosen the hold nut just a little.. but what else can I do??? To make it spin so I can get to the tfi module screw ???

    PimblacPimblacPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • This man gives me hope! 😌👍

    tode voletode volePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Changing my spark plugs and ignition coils soon, What if my spark plug gap is 1.3mm ( 0.051 inches ) on an iridium plug? Can you still use the wire gapper or can I use a feeler gauge to get the exact gap? Thanks heaps

    Heavy Mental ArtHeavy Mental ArtPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • And yet again, ChrisFix has answered all my questions in one well put together video.Great job.

    Lil KrauseLil KrausePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • grea!

    yunas saxeryunas saxerPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • This channel is a godsend.

    SqueakyfeetSqueakyfeetPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • The whole time I was watching, I was thinking I have Subaru but at the end u showed how to do on Subaru too thanks

    meg raimeg raiPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • watching your videos gives me the same exact feeling of sitting in a comfy chair in front of a fire during the winter

    Kaiden WeaverKaiden WeaverPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 10:55 for the cracked spark plug what is that blue that swirls around it.

    SuperGamer 22SuperGamer 22Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • My concern bout tightening a sparkplug isnt crossthreading it, but break the thread so the hex shaped steel and the thread are broken now, i've done it twice lol

    budi utomobudi utomoPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • so glad you have such easy to fallow directions never had a dad to teach me this stuff so this helped a lot thanks man a lot simpler then i thought

    Jordan AndersonJordan AndersonPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I tried changing my 09 Subaru forester 2.5x spark plugs, but there was a lot of oil in the spark plug tube. I put the old one back in and ordered a new valve cover gasket and pcv valve. So my 1 hour project will probably take me a day. Subarus are a pain to work around.

    William CarterWilliam CarterPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • ChrisFix-goes to sleep at night His Mouth- says Thank you!! 🤣

    Lara GreeneLara GreenePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • good job bro..../

    SL ProSL ProPrieš 2 mėnesius