97 Chevy S-10 Blazer 116,000 miles

Tiny
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'97 Chevy S10 Blazer 116,000 miles

I'm having a problem removing #3 spark plug.

It is located right in front of the steering column and I can not get a racket and socket in the tight space.

I was wondering if I need to remove the steering column or if there is a special tool for removing this plug.

Any help would be appreciated
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Monday, March 13th, 2006 AT 4:03 PM

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Tiny
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I have a 95 Blazer. Just replaced plugs, wires, cap and rotor. Well. All that with the exception of the plug behind the steering column. Since I had my buddies at the shop replace my lower ball joints, I had them replace that one for me. It was worth the $35 extra dollars.
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Monday, March 27th, 2006 AT 8:22 PM
Tiny
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And another thing. I would be happy to get together with you; hunt down the engineers that designed each of our vehicles(maybe the same person) and take turns slapping him/her across the face with much force. Check the crimps on the ends of your oil cooler hoses as well. I know that on the style blazer I have, there were/are lots and lots and lots of problems with those hoses giving way. A lot of people end up having to buy new motors.
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Monday, March 27th, 2006 AT 8:25 PM
Tiny
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You don't need to remove anything to remove any of the 6 plugs. On the passenger side you go thru the wheel opening and for the one near the steering column use a wrench on your spark plug socket, there's an hex end on the socket for that purpose.
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Tuesday, April 11th, 2006 AT 8:34 PM
Tiny
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Go through the wheel wells, you will most likely have to cut away part of the protective flap, but it is really the only easy way you can change the plugs without having midget sized hands. The plugs nearest the radiator can be easily taken fromover top, but the others are easiest through the wheel wells.
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Thursday, April 13th, 2006 AT 1:17 PM

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