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Location Of Spark Plugs?

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You are changing the plugs in a rainy day, same here :) . One more question, I'm having trouble removing the wheel. I removed all the lug bolts but the wheel still won't come out. Do I have to unscrew the big nut in the center?

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Have you jacked up the car first. :P The big nut is for the drive axel and you do not play around with it. If you can see it then the center cap must be off.

There are 3 plugs on each side. Once you get the wheel off you will see a black plastic plate held on with 2 black plastic nuts. Remove the plate to give you better access to the front plug.

Use a jack stand.

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I got the wheel off, it was stuck a bit. I replaced the spark plugs and everything is running excellent! There is one more thing, the "check engine" light came on. I don't think I did anything wrong because the car now idles much better. Any ideas?

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tool pants!

you are a boxster nut!

its nice to see someone with a passion for this type of stuff

your energy forges the way for others

i still am a firm believer that if enough individuals tune the boxster to a mean street/track machine......porsche will listen and develop...hopefully we dont blow up too many engines before that day comes


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There is only one way I can think up to get a check engine light after a spark plug change.

When I remove the coils to get to the plug I first remove the electrical connector to the coil. This was I can remove the coil from the car and inspect it.

Getting all 6 connectors back on takes some effort due to clearance issues. If one of the connectors is not properly seated then you will get a misfire and perhaps a check engine light.

Since the light is off I would forget it.

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Clearance is a big issue! We had to shorten an allen key by cutting off the long part and still it was too hard to get the job done. You just need some patient to change the plugs.

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