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    Thread: 2001 Passat V6 - Changing Spark Plugs

    1. 01-16-2012 05:18 PM #1
      I have a 2001 Passat V6 and I need to change the plugs but I'm having a difficult time locating them and also need to know how to change them. I'm comfortable working on my car (I'm female...LOL) but this will be the first time doing this so I'm looking for some guidance and possibly a link or two to a video or images.

      Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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      01-17-2012 10:51 AM #2
      This may help:

      http://www.passatworld.com/forums/42...ug-change.html

      Unfortunately photos are no longer there.

      I did this recently on my V6 and it was pretty easy. Use compressed air to blow the crumbled bits of the plastic that goes over the cables out of the hole before you remove the plug. Also an extra long spark plug wrench helps a lot.

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      01-17-2012 11:00 AM #3
      A spark plug socket like this really helps:

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-.../Tools/ES9340/

    4. 01-18-2012 05:00 PM #4
      They're located right underneath the coils. If you don't have the specialty tools, using a I'd like to say 13 or 14 mm socket (can't remember since it's been a while) will get the spark plugs loose. Then you can either use a pair of good needle nose pliers to pull them out or use a telescopic magnet. I know this method sounds ghetto, but it worked for me. Best of luck!!! :-)

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      01-19-2012 03:03 PM #5
      The 2001 V6 may be different, but on my 2002 V6 there is a central ignition coil pack at the front center of the engine, not individual coils at each spark plug location. On the V6, the spark plugs are at the bottom of approx 6-8 inch long holes, requiring either a socket extension or an extended spark plug socket to reach the plugs after the wires are pulled out. The spark plug cables look like this:

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-..._Set/ES261326/

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