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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-04-2006, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Help!!spark plug boots tight

Did anyone had a hard time taking out the spark plug wires?? i was chaning my sprak plug today. it was very hard to took the boots out of the spark plug( is that like normal problem) and when it came to the 3rd one i couldn't took it off, i've tried the hardest i can. It felt like my feet almost left the ground. Anyone have suggestion of how to take it off without damage them because i don't want to change the spark plug wires.

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nah just kiddin....maybe the plug rusted itself onto the spark plug boot....see if you can spray some wd-40 or pb blaster in there and wait a while before yankin on the boot some more
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I have no idea what got them stuck in there to that degree, but one thing you might want to do is remove the fuel rail. With the injector rail out of the way, it's a lot easier to get a good grip on those guys.

When you go to put the boots back on there, just be sure to spooge a bunch of di-electric grease in the boot. It makes taking them off a piece of cake the next time. The di-electric grease trick works on anything rubber and metal, including radiator and heater hoses, and I swear by it.


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i'm just woudering will the pincher for spark plug boot help? it's like $10 CAD
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liquid wrench.... time... muscles, if the plug is rusted to the boot by the time it comes off your probably going to need to get new plug wires, if its a matter of getting a hold of the boot than yes those pinchers will help, but if it just wont let go than it sounds like the metals have become one and those pinchers will probably just be a waste of $10 toward your new wires.... if your really desprit maybe check a scrap yard for wires you break.

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when you put them back, put on some dielectric grease so you wont have the same problem again

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-05-2006, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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thanks guys. I'll think about it. i've done two spark plugs already. I coudn't took off the 3rd one. Other side it's like that too. I saw the 1st owner just changed the wires like 40,000km ago by Ford.
An other reson is i might be driving the car for an other two months and i guess the wires are still new so i don't really want to change the wires but the plugs is like 60,000km already. The car still runs great but i would like to see if it can run more soomth before i sell the car(Due to i'm leaving the country for awhile)Anyways Thank you all.
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