Having problems with your 2000 Dodge Neon ?

How do Ichange the spark plugs and spark plug wires, and fuel filter

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You'll need a Spark Plug Socket, a 12" extension and socket handle to rach teh plugs to remove them and install the new ones. I prefer to gap mine at .32 but I believe the book calls for .34. As far as plug wires are concerned there are only 4 and on the coil pack they are numbered 1,2,3,4 with 1 and 3 on Top and 2 and 3 under the others respectively. The plug wires come 2 long wires and 2 short wires in a box and can be replaced pretty simple. Simply unplug the old wire and replace it with a new one. While there is no adjustment for you the make to adjust the Timing you should check the timing using the mark in the window of the bell housing where the transmission connects to the motor. If the timing is off and your engine is running rough you may consider changing the timing belt. I made the mistake of waiting too long to change mine and it broke while the engine was running. While changing the belt is not difficult and you can pretty much leave the motor mounted for the repair, repairing the valve and Head was an expensive pain. It cost more to rebuild the head than it did to rebuild the motor. Also, the O2 sensor will cause the motor the run poorly when it is bad as well and should be replaced. The sensor for that vehicle cost about $40 and the socket is $5, a good investment.
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