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Old 07-25-2012, 06:29 PM   #1
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700 EFI spark plug location

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Does anyone know where the hell the spark plug location is on a 2007 Cat ?. Its a Suzuki motor.
I haven't checked my plug in 5 years and figure its about time .
Also, how do you get at it ?
Do all the plastic fenders have to come off?
If so ....sounds like a half day to check the plug...whoever designed this should be shot!!!
Any help would be appreciated....thanks chris
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The spark plug is located in the cylinder head, lol. Remove the side covers and you should be able to get at it.
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still not accesible...

Um ya, I took off the side motor plastic shrouds... and the top of the motor where the plug is ...is not accesible from there.
I also took off the plastic cowelling behind the front wheels. On the right side, the exhaust pipe is in the way. From the left side, you can barely see what I figure is the plug ....but its going to be tough to get at it.
Whoever signed off on the design of this ATV should be hung by their testicles!

Anybody with any tips on how to get at this plug ?
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Might try accessing the plug via the left fender well. Plug socket and an extension on the ratchet. Might be easier. After doing it a few times you can do it with your eyes closed and half drunk <grin> Once you locate the spark plug wire just follow it to the head, the plug is recessed. Pull off the boot by pulling on the boot only and get your socket wrench on it. Lefty lucy, Righty tighty
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:59 PM   #5
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Yep, through the left fender. Put your shifter in low. You'll see why when you reach in to get to the plug. You need a short extension otherwise theres no room to get the ratchet in there. It is a little tricky the first time, but as Wyo mentioned, it's no problem after that. I thought it was a stupid design as well but it's definitely an easy thing to do. Throw those inner wheel wells/fenders away. Allows for more air flow/cooling and easier cleaning/inspecting.
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Hey Guys....thanks for your tips Wyo and Last5.

I tell you it wasn't easy....you have to be a contortionist to remove the boot and plug.
I've had 4 wheelers since 1985 and I've never seen a plug located like that. Its also recessed and after I unscrewed it, I had to snap the boot back on to pull the plug out of the deep hole.
I actually have 2 '07 700 EFI 's ....so now I've gotta do the other one.
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Yep, through the left fender. Put your shifter in low. You'll see why when you reach in to get to the plug. You need a short extension otherwise theres no room to get the ratchet in there. It is a little tricky the first time, but as Wyo mentioned, it's no problem after that. I thought it was a stupid design as well but it's definitely an easy thing to do. Throw those inner wheel wells/fenders away. Allows for more air flow/cooling and easier cleaning/inspecting.
Isnt that bad because of the rocks and stuff that could come up and hit your motor and stuff, i was contiplating removing them but thought it was bad
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Isnt that bad because of the rocks and stuff that could come up and hit your motor and stuff, i was contiplating removing them but thought it was bad
I was told the newer AC's don't even come with them anymore, so it can't be that bad. Rocks etc should still just hit the inner side of the plastics because the tires don't line up with the motor etc. I've been running this way for over a year now and no problems and I do prefer it. My dealer was the one that recommended I do this and I'm glad he did. I can clean under there easier and I can see everything too which is nice for inspecting for broken parts. Also I don't need to remove anything to get at the plug now.
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