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Old 09-17-2005, 01:53 PM   #1
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Default Cant take that damn plastic off holding down SP wires...

Im trying to change the spark plugs in the front but the plug wires are held in place by a set of plastic that attaches to the valve cover. Its also held against my dip stick well. Im trying to pry it off every which way but no luck, and I dont want to break that thing cus its freaking plastic. How can I take it off without breaking it?
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If '93 is like '95, the plastic wire holder has two 3/4" wide plastic clips that snap under the edge of the front rocker arm cover. The clips are molded as part of the wire loom. You can feel them with your hand and see them with a mirror. Just pull the clips outward at the bottom and lift. The whole piece just slides off on tracks that are molded into the cover.

The clips snap under the bottom of the valve cover close to where it seals against the cylinder head.

When you install it, you just set the loom with the wires installed on the tracks on the cover and push down until those two clips snap into place to hold it down.
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Ok I found it out anyway, thanks though!
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just pull really hard...and I honestly mean it. Pull up paralell to the side of the valve cover.

the first time is always really hard.
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