Need wires and coils upgrade installed (South Jersey)

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  1. Bowieeeeeeeeee

    Bowieeeeeeeeee New Member

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    I have a 05’ QC that I bought fatter wires and coils and was planning on replacing them when I did the plugs. Well, I found out that despite my best efforts I didn’t have enough dexterity in my fingers to reach bolts near the firewall. Probably got 1/2 way there (like it matters) before giving in and reinstalling everything (I did get the plugs.) Anyone reasonable near by?
     
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  2. Maxboosteric

    Maxboosteric New Member

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    I just did this, so I feel your pain. I used a mix of torq sockets, magnetic sockets, smaller wrench and long needle nose plyers. The needle nose worked great to drop the bolts in on the back.
    I ended up using a padded yoga mat to lay on the engine compartment. I don't know anyone in NJ but felt compelled to comment because I was just there.
     
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    rottenronnie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Ha!

    Can't say how many times I've pulled those Intakes.
    The Driver's side bolts close to the firewall (#9) can be a treat, for sure.

    A gob of thick grease in the end of a socket works well to hold a bolt in position.

    PS You ARE going in through the top of the Intake ("Holes"), with an extension, are you not?
    I've watched guys try to access the bolts by going UNDER the Runners.

    Good Luck.
     
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  4. Maxboosteric

    Maxboosteric New Member

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    I hope he is!
     
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    AMS3 Well-Known Member

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    I thought you just remove the intake to access the coils???
     
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    Srt10650 Full Access Member

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    you still have to remove the intake to access the coils to attach the spark plug wire boots to the coils.
     
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    AMS3 Well-Known Member

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    I thought so. So the bolt mentioned is to attach the intake I assume.
     
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    Srt10650 Full Access Member

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    Correct, the rear ones.
     
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  9. Bad Azp Performance

    Bad Azp Performance Member

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    Somewhere in new jersey is Winters Automotive, he also runs a racetrack in jersey.
    Hes got several trucks and knows what hes doing if hes close enough for you
     
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    joe fo New Member

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    It’s quite a job. Two wires broke when I was just trying to do spark plugs. Now needing wires and to get to them had to remove the intake. Now Being in there I decided to do the coil packs. Take a lot of pictures because the routing of the wires is definitely a pain. Also are used in old pillow to lay on to get into the back and it saved the day
     
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  11. Bowieeeeeeeeee

    Bowieeeeeeeeee New Member

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    Thanks to everyone for their replies. And I was trying to remove the intake 1st, actually that was what I was having trouble taking off (sorry, I forgot to add that part to the original post.) I was also nervous when I tried to take out the fuel rails that I was going to snap the plastic piece that locks the injectors to the rail.

    And BAP, I’ll look up Winters.

    Thanks to all again!
     
  12. Maxboosteric

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    I left the fuel rail in place and just unhooked the fuel feed. The injector clips that actually hold the plug on mine where all ready gone. I just unplugged and plugged back in, hasn't been an issue. They make replacement injector plugs to fix any ones that may break. Only 2 wires so it's not a big deal.
     
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  13. Kiwi SRT10

    Kiwi SRT10 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    If you are changing coils out. I went with DUI Screamin' Demon coils and Live Wires. You can open the plug gap up heaps and blah blah blah. Read their lie sheet and make up your own mind. The basic science makes sense to me.
     
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