Spark plug gap?

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MICHAEL DURBIN
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET MALIBU
Six cylinder front wheel drive automatic. What do I have to gap the spark plugs at when I put in new ones?
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Friday, May 7th, 2010 AT 11:09 AM

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Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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.060 (In thousandths of an inch). Here is a guide that will help you install them as well

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-change-spark-plugs

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Friday, May 7th, 2010 AT 11:11 AM
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TAWNYS
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 6 CYL
  • 159,000 MILES
My 2000 chevy malibu will have rpm at 2 or 3 in park. And while driving it will be at 3rpm without ever touching the gas. It is the craziest thing. I can go all the way to work without ever touching the gas petal. What wrong? I've had the fuel system cleaned out new spark plugs and spark plug wires. I still have the same problem.
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 7:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Suspect faulty IAC see diagram
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 7:08 PM (Merged)
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TAWNYS
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Do you have an estimate on cost? Or time it takes to replace?
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 7:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Part @$80 time 1 hour
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 7:08 PM (Merged)
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TAWNYS
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Last question. When I go to start the car (no matter if it's been sitting for a while or not) it will act almost like its flooded. But after a few trys it will start. Now it doesnt do this all the time but will do this probably 3 out of 5 times. Could this also be related to a faulty IAC?
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 7:08 PM (Merged)
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 7:08 PM (Merged)
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CHUCK1990
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  • 1997 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
Where are the spark plugs located on a 1997 chevy malibu
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 7:08 PM (Merged)
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HMAC300
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There are 3 in each head. The first three i'm sure you can see at the end of the plug wires. The other three are similarly placed and can be reached with a fle head rachet and plug socket. Sometimes the top dogleg mounts haveto be taken off and the car put in neutral and the engie rocked forward to remove the plugs. Make sure to do this on a cool engine as you can strip the head removing them and put anti-seize on the new plug threads for ease of removal next time.
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 7:08 PM (Merged)
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SATURNTECH9
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There right below the valve cover's I posted a diagram follow the spark plug wire's from the coil's to the spark plug's.
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 7:08 PM (Merged)
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RAY CHITWOOD
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  • 1999 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 104,000 MILES
My check engine light is on and I need to know where spark plug # 2 is
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 7:08 PM (Merged)
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BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Firing Order. 1-2-3-4-5-6

Here is the cylinder numbers for the 3.1L

See attachment below
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 7:08 PM (Merged)
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JOE 41979
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  • 1997 CHEVROLET MALIBU
Electrical problem
1997 Chevy Malibu 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

need to know the spark plug wiring diagram
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 7:08 PM (Merged)
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Graphic_381.jpg

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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 7:08 PM (Merged)
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DAWNLEE
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  • 1999 CHEVROLET MALIBU
Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Chevy Malibu 6 cyl Automatic

My Motor is Making like a knocking nose and It has lose of power when you try to take off after you get the car to like 45/50 it has no trouble going. Please help me We Did the oil and The spark Plugs what do you think it can be please Help me out

Thank you,
Dawn
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 7:08 PM (Merged)
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BILLYMAC
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Did you change spark plug wires?
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 7:08 PM (Merged)
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DAWNLEE
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Yes we did!
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 7:08 PM (Merged)
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BILLYMAC
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You have a cylinder missfire you have to find out which cylinder is causing the prob. With engine running remove a spark plug wire one at a time use insulated pliers for this. Each time you remove a wire the eng should idle down. If you get to one that you can remove the wire and the rpms do not drop this is your problem cylinder.

Please feel free to reply if you need more help
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 7:08 PM (Merged)
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DAWNLEE
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Is it possible it can be a fuel injector?
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 7:08 PM (Merged)
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BILLYMAC
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Hi Yes it is possible that it is an injector. You need to isolate it to the cyl that has the prob then it could be a injector wire plug. Or mechanical
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