How do I change the spark plugs on a 2007 Honda Civic?
Over the last few months, I’ve noticed my Civic has been getting really poor gas mileage. I spoke to my mechanic about it and he said that it could be due to my spark plugs. He also told me that it was a job I could do myself for much cheaper. So, how can I change the spark plugs on my 2007 Honda Civic?
- A ratchet and an extension attachment
- 5/8-inch socket head
- New spark plugs
- Anti-seize lubricant or copper grease
- Open your hood and locate the spark plugs. If you’re unsure where they are, consult your owner’s manual.
- Remove the high-tension leads from the plugs by gripping them at the bottom and pulling them out with gentle force. Use a system to remember their order; they will have to be put back in their proper places.
- Use the socket wrench and 5/8-inch attachment to gently remove the spark plugs.
- Add your anti-seize or copper grease to the threads of the new spark plugs and put them into their housing. Be careful not to over-tighten them as it could cause damage.
- Reassemble the high-tension leads in the proper order.