Buy Now | Log In | ALLDATA Corporate Site | AutoZone.com
Back To Home Page
Log In To Your Subscription
Go To ALLDATA Back Home
Buy A Subscription! Back Home About ALLDATA Information View Sample Vehicles Read Testimonials View Factory Service Bulletins and Recall Titles Contact Us
Dowload Our Navigation Chart
February 2015: New vehicles added including 2014 GM.
• View New Vehicles
October 2014: Release of 2013 along with initial 2014 Vehicles
• View Vehicles
View All News and Updates:
• Go To News
Tech Tips
  Read All Tech Tips

ALLDATA Tech Articles Are Updated Weekly
• View All Tech Articles

  Dodge Durango: Brake Pulsation Problems In Paul's Durango
• Read Dodge Article
 
Fixing A Smelly Audi Audi Tech Tip: A4 begins to Smell caused by a Faulty Hose Composition
• Read Audi Article
Why Do You Need To Change Your Timing Belt? Why Replace Your Timing Belt
• Read Belt Article
Jim Grant Tech Tips Jim Grant Tech Tips
A collection of helpful articles based on reader submissions
Home >> Featured Tech Articles >> Go Back
   
  Jim Grant's Tech TipsJim Grant's Tech Tips
Below is a collection of Jim Grant's Tech Tips sorted by Vehicle Make. These Tech Tips were answers to questions submitted to Jim by ALLDATAdiy.com users over the course of many years.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.
 
 

Miscellaneous
Acura
Audi
Buick
Cadillac
Chevy
Chrysler

Dodge/Plymouth
Ford
GMC
Geo
Hyundai
Honda
Isuzu

Jeep
Lexus
Lincoln - Mercury
Mazda
Mercedes
Mitsubishi
Nissan
Oldsmobile
Pontiac
Saturn
Subaru
Toyota
Volkswagen
 
   
  Jim Grant's Tech Tips

94 Chevy Lumina APV, Changing Spark Plugs
Q: A Popular Mechanics Car Tips item indicated that the engine in this model had to be tilted forward in order to change the three rear spark plugs. However, two other auto manuals simply say the air cleaner assembly must be removed. Either way, it looks like a bear but which method do you suggest? Jack

A: Remove the air cleaner, tilt the engine, unbolt and discard anything that is in the way. Bear to work on? Thatís putting it mildly! Servicing the engine on that vehicle like many other vans of its type is a bear. Make sure youíre not in a hurry, be sure there are no kids or mother inlaws around, and keep a few Band-Aids handy. Why? Because youíre going to need time to find the tools you will throw. The Band-Aids are to cut back on the blood flow. You certainly donít want your kids learning new vocabulary words to use in class. Last but not least, you definitely do not want your mother inlaw around harping on your wife for marrying such a loser. If I were you Iíd hire it done. But if you insist on doing the job just remember, no pain no gain.

 
     
Have any Questions About ALLDATAdiy.com? Please Email Us
Buy Now | Log In | About | Sample Vehicles | Testimonials | Join Affiliate Program