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Old 04-21-2011, 11:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can someone tell were the spark plugs are located for a 2006 colorado, 5 cyl inline. I have had two mechanics tell me 2 different thing things.

Better yet tell me were I can find a engine diagram.
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The plugs are located at the top of the motor under the 5 coil packs.

Just remove the Vortec air cleaner and you will see them. If you are looking to change the plugs you will need an ext. for your rachet.
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Yup that's right! Just take off the resonator and you'll see the coils right along the top of the head. One bolt takes those off and the plug is underneath.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think you will like this link :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0pZXt8pXGc
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It's super easy. Second-easiest spark plug change ever (wife's Toyota Matrix was a little easier). The biggest pain is a wiring harness that makes getting one of the coil packs off. After that, use a ratchet, spark plug wrench and extension to remove the stock plugs. Then, apply anti-seize gently (light amount) on each of the THREADS (don't get it on the electrode) and using the extension and the socket, HAND THREAD the spark plug into the hole. Once you can no longer turn it by hand (several turns), then attach the ratchet and tighten to " firm hand-tight." Do not use brute force. ALWAYS THREAD THEM IN BY HAND. Do not just slap a wrench on there and start cranking.

Other than that, easy as pie. 30-45 minute job, including disassembly/reassembly and going slow.
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thanks for your help. Anyone know were the fuel filter is?
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thanks for your help. Anyone know were the fuel filter is?
On the 06s and up the fuel filter is inside the gas tank. If you have the skills to drop the tank feel free to do it, but otherwise let a mechanic with the proper tools and shop do it.
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you do not have to change the fuel filter on 06 and newer
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