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PostSubject: Stuck Spark Plug Boot   Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:26 am

I changed all of my spark plugs except for one. I cant seem to get the boot off spark plug number 6, the one all the way in the rear right corner of the engine. The boot has like some type of metal heat sheild. Does anybody have any tips or know the best way to get it off? This thing moves a little but just doesnt want to come off.
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PostSubject: Re: Stuck Spark Plug Boot   Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:04 pm

Pull real hard. Twist while pulling. It will come.

I used to have one of these:

but it would just bend when you got to the tough ones where you really needed some kind of help.
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PostSubject: Re: Stuck Spark Plug Boot   Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:14 pm

You may even be able to get an open-end wrench around the old plug, get it out, then take it and the wire to a more comfortable place where you can work at it.
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PostSubject: Re: Stuck Spark Plug Boot   Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:00 pm

Take a break to rest your arm and hand for a bit. Find a tight mechanic's glove and put it on. Find your point of best leverage (might need to remove the right hood strut). Now, lay over the fender and snake your left arm around the back of the engine. Find the #6 wire and get a good grip with your left hand. Now pull toward the firewall and up with all you have, in one big burst. Make a manly grunt as you do this - the wire will have no choice but to surrender at that point.

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PostSubject: Re: Stuck Spark Plug Boot   Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:40 pm

i used vice grips and bent the heat sheild a bit but it bent back easy
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PostSubject: Re: Stuck Spark Plug Boot   Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:13 am

Ok thanks everybody for the input. I will try again this weekend.
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