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Unread 05-30-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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Spark Plug Change - Clicking

01 XJ with the 4.0 I6. First before all this I seafoamed it earlier today. Then changed the plugs to autolites with .035 gap. As soon as I cranked it up, it was clicking. Flashing light indicated misfire correct? I've attached a video for someone with a good ear to hopefully watch. I have a very general understanding of different things it could be, just would like some extra pointers to help me work my way through the troubleshooting process.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSP3l...ature=youtu.be

Thank you for reading and watching
-Noah

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Unread 05-30-2012, 09:46 PM   #2
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Sounds like one of the spark plug boots isn't seated on the plug all the way and is arcing to the block.

edit: and since you have an '01 that coil pack rail can be a real pain to get to seat on all the plugs.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 10:00 PM   #3
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Yeah tell me about it. Is there a trick to that? I couldn't figure out a good way to keep them all going down at the same time.
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use some di-electric grease if you aren't already. that will help conduct and help to slide em in.
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Yeah tell me about it. Is there a trick to that? I couldn't figure out a good way to keep them all going down at the same time.
I usually start from the front of the block and move towards the back while pushing the coil rail down onto the plugs.
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