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This is a discussion on spark plug wires within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; where can i find stock spark plug wires for an 02 wrx...

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    where can i find stock spark plug wires for an 02 wrx

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    You have coil-over-ignition, meaning that the coils sit directly on top of the spark plugs, no plug wires required.

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    Get these ones.

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    No, no, no, he has a WRX, he needs these much higher performance ones.

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    I will say I chuckled at this one fellas..hahaha thats a pretty cool link there Anub1s...

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    need plugs and wires whats good?????? 06 wrx

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    Quote Originally Posted by viperhd View Post
    need plugs and wires whats good?????? 06 wrx
    Read above!

    You don't need wires.

    Unless you're driving a beast with a monster hairdryer on it... Get OEM spark plugs.
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    coils or wires?

    I used a spark plug wire/plug tester (the one with the light bulb in it) and I got a flashing light bulb on every cylinder (and according to the tester instructions a flashing bulb/running engine indicates faulty wires and/or ignition coils/distributer).

    So here's my question, could the wires be faulty or is it more likely to be the coils? I would rather pay the moolah for the wires (if I can find them) as opposed to the coils (cheapest I saw was $90/ea).

    Give me some suggestions if anyone knows and PLEASE tell me where I can find the wires (they're the ones that look like regular electrical wires with the plastic clips on the ends). Napa or Advanced didn't carry them and I'm leary to calling the dealer but will do in a pinch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacebarcode View Post
    I used a spark plug wire/plug tester (the one with the light bulb in it) and I got a flashing light bulb on every cylinder (and according to the tester instructions a flashing bulb/running engine indicates faulty wires and/or ignition coils/distributer).

    So here's my question, could the wires be faulty or is it more likely to be the coils? I would rather pay the moolah for the wires (if I can find them) as opposed to the coils (cheapest I saw was $90/ea).

    Give me some suggestions if anyone knows and PLEASE tell me where I can find the wires (they're the ones that look like regular electrical wires with the plastic clips on the ends). Napa or Advanced didn't carry them and I'm leary to calling the dealer but will do in a pinch.
    First question, why are you doing the testing on your spark plugs and coils? Is your car not running? Misfire issue? The wiring for the coils is built into the engine wiring harness, you won't be able to find them anywhere.

    There is no need to replace these wires if you just happen to think it's time. They're not a maintenance part. The only time you should have any issues at all with those wires is if someone cut them or if they became old and brittle and happened to break (have yet to see this happen).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anub1s View Post
    First question, why are you doing the testing on your spark plugs and coils? Is your car not running? Misfire issue? The wiring for the coils is built into the engine wiring harness, you won't be able to find them anywhere.

    There is no need to replace these wires if you just happen to think it's time. They're not a maintenance part. The only time you should have any issues at all with those wires is if someone cut them or if they became old and brittle and happened to break (have yet to see this happen).
    Thanks for the quick response.

    To answer your question, getting a hesitation when accelorating from 500 - 2000 rpm or until the turbo kicks in. I replaced the spark plugs 3-4 mo. ago with high ends from Napa (no issues there). I have no problems in idle and it had a difficult time starting (only once) with a smell of a flooded engine afterwards (which doesn't make sense with fuel injected).

    This is what made me think that the coils were bad.

    Thanks for letting me know about the wires. From what I can see of them they look fine so good news that I won't have to tear my engine apart to get to them.

    So could it be the coils?

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    fuel leak...not that I know of.

    I got two codes the other day (well after the slow start and right after I was playing around with the plugs and the air filter sensor), can't remember them off the top of my head. Read with the 'ol Actron, wrote them down, erased the codes and the the idiot light didn't come back on.

    Have no problems now...except the hesitation.
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