SERVICE MANUAL
  Applies to: Hyundai Coupe/Tiburon 1998-2001
GROUP
Engine Electrical System Ignition System
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CHECKING SPARK PLUG 
  1. Disconnect the spark plug cable from the spark plug.

    CAUTION
    Pull on the spark plug cable boot when removing the spark plug cable, not the cable, as it may be damaged.
  1. Using spark plug wrench, remove all of the spark plugs from the cylinder head.

    CAUTION
    Take care not to allow contaminants to enter through the spark plug holes.
  1. Check spark plugs for the following:

    1. Broken insulator
    1. Worn electrode
    1. Carbon deposits
    1. Damaged or broken gasket
    1. Condition of the porcelain insulator at the tip of the spark plug
  1. Check the spark plug gap using a wire gap gauge, and adjust if necessary.

    MEASUREMENT SPECIFICATION
    Spark plug gap 1.0-1.1 mm ( 0.039-0.043 in )
  1. Re-insert the spark plug and tighten to the specified torque. If it is over torqued, damage to the threaded portion of cylinder head may result.

    TORQUE SPECIFICATION
    Spark plug 20-30 Nm ( 204-306 kg·cm, 15-21 lb·ft )
ANALYZING SPARK PLUG

Engine conditions can be analyzed by the tip deposits near the electrode.

Condition
Dark deposit
White deposits
Description
  • Too rich a fuel mixture
  • Too Low air intake
  • Too lean a fuel mixture
  • Advanced ignition timing
  • Insufficient plug tightening
SPARK PLUG TEST
  1. Remove the spark plug and connect to the spark plug cable.

  1. Ground the spark plug outer electrode, and crank the engine.

  1. Check to be sure that there is an electrical discharge between the electrodes at this time.