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joe
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3/23/2001
14:08:35

Subject: 4.7 Spark Plug Change
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Well, I just put in the Autolites 3923 in and it was a pain. Had to remove the airhat and unclip the AC tubing to get to a couple of the plugs. Man those clips are flimsy I ended up braking one of them.

Anyways this is my question. On the number 3 and 4 plugs the coil nut is also holding down 2 clips(1 on each plug). Does anyone know what these clips are for? I don't have anything plugged in to them. They just sit there for no appearent reason.

The following are the markings on them.

56041396AA
250-0 . 47
3559

Thanks in advance for the help.

2000 Quad Cab 4.7L
4x4 Sport
Fully loaded

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3/23/2001
16:00:56

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Just looked at mine in response to your post. They look like an electrical connector, but for what I'm not sure. My best guess would be that they are some sort of port for a diagnostic sensor. But to me, it would seem like any info that a mechanic would want to get could be obtained by plugging into the main computer port, which, by the way, I have no idea where that is located.

Or maybe Dodge engineers were on crack and the connectors serve no purpose other than to confuse owners.

Dan
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8/20/2005
03:05:29

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Ok I just found the same parts on mine. Did you ever find out what they wwere. I've done a part # search at a couple of Mopar sites and found nothing!



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8/20/2005
23:19:23

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There are threaded holes in the heads just behind those very plugs. They're for knock sensors on the HO version of the engine.
Those "clips" are probably for the wire supports.



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8/22/2005
02:53:36

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They're not wire supports. There is a female connector that bolts onto the coil hold down bolt. There are no loose wires or anything around to plug into it.



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8/22/2005
14:08:46

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So they're not clips, they're connectors?



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8/22/2005
16:15:14

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Yep!



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8/22/2005
16:44:10

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I was told that they were for either diagnostics purposes or other options. What other options there would be is beyond me so I figure diagnostics.



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8/22/2005
17:41:35

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They are for the 4.7L on the Jeep. Dodge does not use them on their motor. We used to throw them away when we did spark plug changes. Again, only the jeep models use them!

Erin
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8/22/2005
21:06:38

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Thanks Joe. I'll do another parts sear5ch for jeep #s to see just what they are.



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4/30/2007
14:39:59

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What socket size is needed to remove/replace the plugs in a 2003 dakota, 4.7L. Is there a special tool required. I recently looked down the very thin chamber leading to the top of the plug and wonder if a standard socket will fit over the plug.



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4/30/2007
16:21:18

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Should fit with no problem - don't use anything special to change mine.

Lead, follow, or get out of the way

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10/29/2008
14:48:45

RE: 4.7 Spark Plug Change & Head rest removal
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I have a 2005 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab, and I need to change spark plugs. Is there any thing else that should be done concerning a tune up? Also I would like to put seat covers on the driver and passenger seats. How do I remove the head rests? I can get them up so high, but can't figure out how to remove them. Thanks



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10/30/2008
05:31:39

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With all this talk about changing the plugs on our beloved 4.7's (I'm on my third set, over 140,000 miles)

Is everyone still using antiseize, or grease or something so the steel plugs won't galvanize into the aluminum head?

Just checking



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12/12/2008
20:40:43

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how to get instructions to print for changing spark plugs for dodge dakota 2001



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1/09/2009
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You always want to use antiseize when threading dis-similiar metals together. It will make it easier to take out next time, also.



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9/27/2009
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replying to the seat headrest question, first unfasten the rear seat cover at the bottom (remove lower back adjustment wheel if you have one) then pull the seat cover up the front seat at least half way. You can see the bottoms of the headrest rods sticking down with their retainers. Remove the retainers as you lift the rods out of the seat. The rear seat cover comes off easily after the velcro-type retainers are pulled away from the grooves on the front of the seat. Hope this helps



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10/22/2009
18:30:08

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12/12/2009
15:59:14

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I can't for the life of me get the airhat off to reach the 2 plug locations that are directly below it. I have changed 6 of the 8 so far without problems, but I can't get the airhat off. Any suggestions or tips? the bolt I think I need to remove to do so is on the left side, but near impossible to get a tool around to loosen.

Oh, I have a 2001 Dakota SLT 4x4 with the smaller v8 in it.

Thanks!



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12/14/2009
15:28:54

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Two bolts hold the hat plus the airhoses. Drivers side is set at an angle and easy to get to. the passinger side is right behind the a/c compressor and can be reached with a short socket and thin extention. - Improvise, adapt, overcome...



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1/04/2010
15:20:07

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