The engine must be shifted forward to allow enough clearance for removing the spark plugs. There are two top motor mounts that can be relocated to do this.
Removed the two bolts attaching the engine to the mounts. If you look on the underside of these mounts, one or both of them will have an extra hole that can be used to hold the motor in place while it is shifted forward.
One inspection tip. The upper intake manifold where "2.8 multiport FI is printed tends to leak at the bolts. There are several small grommet that seal the bolts as they pass through the intake chamber. Check for leaks by spraying brake cleaner, throttle body/intake cleaner while the engine is idling steadily,(if it will!). A surge/engine revv following a spray indicates a leak.
Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 AT 11:27 AM