How to replace spark plugs on Nissan Infiniti V6 3.5L Engine

In this tutorial, you will learn how to replace the spark plugs on Nissan V6 3.5L engine.

Nissan recommends that you replace the spark plugs every 105,000 miles. This recommendation can vary if you have iridium, platinum or standard spark plugs.

Replacing the spark plugs yourself will typically cost most DIYers from $25-$60 for parts and two to three hours of work.


  • Check Engine Light On
  • Diagnostic Trouble Codes
    • P0300 P0301 P0302 P0303 P0304 P0305 P0306
  • Engine Misfire
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Engine Shaking

What you will need


Park vehicle

Park you Nissan on level ground. Allow your Nissan or Infiniti engine to cool down.

Open Hood

Pull the hood release on your Nissan and open the hood.

Disconnect battery

Disconnect the negative battery terminal.

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Remove Engine Cover

Remove the engine cover.

Remove Ignition Coils

Unplug the electrical connector from the ignition coil. Press the small tab then pull. Do this for all three front coils. nissan spark plug change diy

Remove the 10mm bolts that secure the coil in place. Pull the coils out.

This engine also has three coils hidden under the intake manifold. To replace those spark plugs, remove the intake manifold by removing the 10mm bolts that hold it in place. Disconnect the air intake from the manifold. Remove any hoses and pull out the intake manifold.

Remove Spark Plugs

Use the spark plug socket, extension, and ratchet to remove the spark plugs from your Nissan. Use a magnetic pickup tool to pull out the spark plugs.

Install new spark plugs

Use anti-seize on the spark plug threads. Install new spark plugs by hand on your Nissan until they are finger tight. Then use a ratchet to tighten an additional 1/4-1/2 turn. Ideally, use a torque wrench to tighten the spark plugs.

Typical torque values are 10 to 15 lb-ft for 14mm threads and 15 to 20 lb-ft for 18mm plugs. Standard spark plugs should be gapped to 0.043.

Install Ignition Coils

Reinstall coils by pressing them firmly on the spark plug. Tighten the 10mm bolt. 

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Ensure the connectors don't get mixed as they need to be in the same coil as before removal.

Start the car

Reinstall the engine cover. Reconnect the negative battery terminal. Remove any tools from the engine bay and start the car.

DIY instructions on how to change Nissan spark plugs


JimsAutoRepair, 2019-07-02

Great Article but I think it would be great if more information can be added on when to change spark plugs. A lot of people are not car savy and don't understand when their cars require new spark plugs.

There are a few indications i.e. your engine might misfire, your car might have problems starting in the morning, your fuel consumption might become unusually high and you might notice that the car is not accelerating like it used to.

If you notice these subtle things, it's best to get the spark plugs changed. It's a small investment and the benefits are huge.

By YOUCANIC on May 31, 2019


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