It's kinda tedious, but there is an alternative to unbolting the engine and lifting it. You can remove the windshield washer and radiator overflow tanks, then unbolt the a.C. Blower motor and evaporator housing from the firewall. Release all of the wire connections, and you can then pull it forward and lift it up some. Leave the a.C. Lines connected. There is 3 nuts under the hood, and 1 nut behind the carpet on the passenger side. Then remove the plastic inner fender well on the passenger side. Removal of the wheel makes this method easier, but not necessary. Then you can easily get to the two back plugs with a ratchet and short extension. Hope this helps anybody that has one of these tune up nightmares.
Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 AT 2:34 PM