Keeping up with common maintenance items is crucial to keeping your Volvo running in perfect order and is generally a simple task in terms of installation. By doing the maintenance yourself you'll save time, money, and you'll know the job was done right.
Tools you’ll need:
- 5/8” spark plug socket
- Sockets, ratchet
- Torx bit set
- Torque wrench
- About 30-60 min of free time
Parts You'll Need:
New Ignition Coil Kit
Let's Get to Work:
- Raise the hood and remove the air pipe above the engine by removing the two R-25 torx screws and loosen the 2 7mm hose clamps.
- Next, remove the engine covers by removing the 8 Torx screws, pushing back on the side clips to remove the timing belt cover first then lifting off the spark plug area cover
- Now, remove 5 bolts holding down the ignition coils:
- Detach the connectors from the ignition coils
- Remove the ignition coils
- Remove all 5 spark plugs using a ⅝” spark plug socket
- Examine the old plugs to see if there’s anything beyond just worn out electrodes. For example, there could be a bigger issue if one has an oily or cracked insulator. Worn normal plugs should just appear uniform across the set.
- Installation is the reverse of removal. New spark plugs should be torqued to 22 ft-lb.
When everything is back together start the car to ensure it runs smooth and enjoy renewed engine performance!
Jason has been with the company since 2011. He's been in the automotive industry for over 15 years and brings a great amount of automotive experience to FCP. He graduated from Universal Technical Institute of Exton PA. in 2005 and then went on to graduate from the Volvo S.A.F.E program in 2006. From there he worked at a Volvo dealership achieving his ranking as a Certified Volvo Technician in just 2 years, and a Master Volvo Technician in only 4 years. Jay VanGorden (Dr. Jay) is a Master Volvo Technician and Volvo Catalog Manager at FCP Euro. He can be reached at email@example.com