Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
coil pack
03-15-2018, 05:18 PM
Post: #1
coil pack
I have a 2006 Impala 3.9 automatic 4 door.
I am trying to replace the ignition coil(coil pack) but, I cannot access the top left bolt because, since the pellhum is rounded, it prevents access to the bolt.
It's not the same as the 3.5 because the pellhum is not rounded.
Some say I need a spacial socket and some say you need to remove the pellhum.
I am here because I have heard there are a lot of intelligent and professional mechanics.
I do not want to lose my job. I am a shade tree mechanic and still want to learn.
GOD bless and thanks for any help.Sad
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
03-15-2018, 10:11 PM (This post was last modified: 03-15-2018 10:55 PM by Rupe.)
Post: #2
RE: coil pack
As many mechanics will tell you, when there's a fickle problem you have to think outside the box, and sometimes outside the tool box. Personally I have a fair selection of small tools, like 1/4" drive sockets, universal sockets, and box wrenches going down to 5 mm. IOW, nothing special, just a decent selection. If you don't have the right tool on hand then maybe you need to remove something else to gain access. Sometimes it just requires more room, such as with many front drive cars where you disconnect the dog-bone mounts and move the engine forward or backward to gain space. Hard to say without actually seeing what you are up against as I have no personal experience with that particular vehicle. Perhaps our other moderator has an idea?
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
03-16-2018, 11:20 AM
Post: #3
RE: coil pack
Sorry! I don't have any personal experience with doing that job. I tried to find a video of how to do it but came up empty handed. Maybe a couple well lit photos of what you are up against would enable us to come up with suggestions? Usually a photo from a couple of feet away so we can see everything and then a close up so we can see the specific bolt in question.

Thanks for using the forum,
Garner

Interested in Mining? Look here: Coal Mining, PA
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
03-16-2018, 11:33 AM (This post was last modified: 03-16-2018 11:36 AM by halfbreed.)
Post: #4
RE: coil pack
(03-15-2018 10:11 PM)Rupe Wrote:  As many mechanics will tell you, when there's a fickle problem you have to think outside the box, and sometimes outside the tool box. Personally I have a fair selection of small tools, like 1/4" drive sockets, universal sockets, and box wrenches going down to 5 mm. IOW, nothing special, just a decent selection. If you don't have the right tool on hand then maybe you need to remove something else to gain access. Sometimes it just requires more room, such as with many front drive cars where you disconnect the dog-bone mounts and move the engine forward or backward to gain space. Hard to say without actually seeing what you are up against as I have no personal experience with that particular vehicle. Perhaps our other moderator has an idea?

Thanks anyways for your opinion.

(03-16-2018 11:20 AM)Garner Wrote:  Sorry! I don't have any personal experience with doing that job. I tried to find a video of how to do it but came up empty handed. Maybe a couple well lit photos of what you are up against would enable us to come up with suggestions? Usually a photo from a couple of feet away so we can see everything and then a close up so we can see the specific bolt in question.

Thanks anyways for your opinion.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)