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Old 01-07-2006, 09:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, this is my first post on the forums.

I've got an Accent 2000 1.5 SOHC 12V, auto trans and I'm experiencing some cylinder misfiring and such and has been advised to change the spark plugs and wires to get it running fine again.

I've been trying to look for ways to change the spark plugs and wires but didnt get much conclusive answers for the questions I have.
I hope there will be someone around to answer the questions I have.

1.) The location of the spark plug wires etc.

2.) The spark plugs are located at the end of the wires right? Do i require any tools to perform the spark plugs change? If yes, what kinda tools?

3.) How do i know if i would need a gap in the spark plugs? And what spark plugs would u recommend to give the car a wake up call? How do i perform the gapping?

4.) What tools do i require to change the spark plug wires? And is there any advise you can give to perform this in the right way.

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Old 01-07-2006, 10:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd recommend getting at least the wires from a dealer, I've never been pleased with the quality of aftermarket wires. As far as plugs, stay away from the multiple electrode plugs like the Bosch +4s, stick with normal ones. As for the rest, the plug wires are run across the front of the engines valve cover (black plastic on top, says SOHC 12V on it) there will be 4 of them, all 4 begin at the coil pack on the right side of the engine if your standing in front of it, and each runs to the spark plug. The easiest way to remove them is to get a set of spark plug wire pliers, available at places like autozone, or you can just as easily pull them off by hand. As far as other tools, you will need a ratchet, extensions and the proper size spark plug socket. As for gapping, the spec. is listed on the sticker under hood, and is set with a spark plug gapper, also available at parts stores. Word of advise: when you install the new plugs, spin them in by hand before tightening with the ratchet, you want to be careful not to strip the threads. Also, make sure the new wires are plugged into the proper spots on the coil, I like to replace the wires one at a time, just to play it safe
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Old 01-07-2006, 10:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Not sure of the position of your back plugs that might be real real hard to get to and require Time and Paitience. In the 2000 sonata you have to lift the air intake up out of the way which erquires removing a few plugs and disconnecting some b olts on the front and back and they say you should replacing the plenum gasket as well since the seal is broke now on the air intake.

Get some Dielectric grease (maybe .99 cents a pack at register for both ends of the new wires.

do them one at a time so you dont cross the wires and reattach them to your coil pack or the wrong spark plug

there are sockets and there are special tools for the spark plugs such as a t handle, you can get at the parts store. You might be able to get away with a regular socket but i use a special tool. It also depends on how your plugs are situated, one might work better then the other.

Get a spark plug gapping tool at the store, it dont take much to bend the tips and you might just need a straight screw driver to close or open the gap.

I always here that NGK plugs and wires are good. I'm gonna give the wires a shot real soon here.

note:I also had a missfire on my number 5 and it ended up being a coil pack according to the dealer and I brought it home and changd it myself hoping it was realy it. Worked fine for a month and a half but now i have 15,000 miles on the dealer spark plug wires and its starting to run a little rough so im gonna change them to ngk. i ordered 2 sets at ngk website for 117.00 before shipping (we wont talk about shipping prices to alaska) a little more then the dealers and i got 2 sets. Living in alaska is hard on the wallet and the cars so i figured i'd go all out and see what the ngk wires have to offer. Someone in england suggested spraying some sort of silicone to the wires to prevent condensation. They sell it in England i'm not sure if its available in the USA. I cant see why not though. Im sure that someone will have more and better advice for you just give it a little time.

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Old 01-07-2006, 10:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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by the way hideto, make sure that there is no foreign debris such as dirt and leafs in the plug area that might fall off into the engine when you pull the plugs out. If you blow it out with compressed air after you pull the wire off the plug but BEFORE you pull the plug out. I wouldnt say its it neccesary but be might help out.

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thx for the fast replies. I'm lookin into changin them in about 2-3 days time. Hopefully everythin works out.
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Old 01-11-2006, 12:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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If you need anymore help just reply again. I remember when I bought my car.. I had a few things I needed to do and that was one. It can be a 15 min job. Mine ended up being about 1 hr as I screwed up and messed my firewall line-up. Thank GOD for the internet and the source I got the info to re-"learn" it. lol.

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Old 01-12-2006, 12:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanx for all the help, i've got the plugs changed, bought a ratchet, extension and plug socket, thats it......and of coz the plugs. Took about 20 mins with all ur spot on guide here. Next up, changin the wires.
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If you're feel daring enough you can buy a wire crimper and make your own spark plug wires. I bought an 8mm V8 kit from Accel for $30 and cut my own wires, they work just as well at the track as any other wire kits form Nology etc. I've also heard you can gain power by indexing your plugs. Make a mark on the outside of the plug where the electrode gap is and when you tighten the plug down, point the gap toward the intake valves. I haven't tried this myself so I dont know if this works.
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Old 01-16-2006, 02:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally posted by hideto@Jan 11 2006, 10:25 PM
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That's even easier than changing the plugs, so you'll do just fine. And if you use new wires from Hyundai, which I'd suggest, then you don't even have to change one-at-a-time(which is a rule-of-thumb to avoid mixing up wires and plugs). Not only are Hyundai's wires the correct length already, they're even numbered. And if you've looked at the coil packs, those are numbered too. So you can't go wrong. Just take 'em all off, and install the new ones. It's really that simple.
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I'm going to be changing my plugs and wires in a couple weeks on my '02 1.6, 5 speed accent. I read that some of you guys suggest getting the wires from Hyundai. How much can I expect to pay? Is it comparable to aftermarket? I've shopped around aftermarket and found some between $30-$45.

Also for plugs, I see someone suggested "normal ones". Ok, but is there a preffered brand? I know on my old Dakota, everyone I know chose Autolites. What about NGK or Champion? Does anyone know which ones the accent is happiest with?

I am thinking more in terms of proper maintenance, but a little extra MPG or pep wouldn't hurt, either. Thanks.
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