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Old 02-27-2005, 05:48 PM   #1
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Just want to say that is an honor to be in the presence of such mechanical geniouses.

But I have a few questions. I currently replaced my spark plugs in the front and the rear ones will simply not come off, I have used the force of god to try and get them off. The plug wires will not budge, they have some kind of metal sleeving around them and even when i push them down it will not budge. Want to know if anyone in here has any suggestions or tips for getting them off, I have a 93 bonnie se.
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i have heard that once you get the sleeve off for the first time, it will be easier the rest of the time. I havent changed my plugs yet, but have you tried putting a wrench on the sleve yet?

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no i haven't yet, but i will try it
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Twist the boot as you pull. The twisting will "break" the rubber loose from the porcelin plug.
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Twist the boot as you pull. The twisting will "break" the rubber loose from the porcelin plug.
yeap the twist makes things so much easier believe me took 5 min for the front 45 for the back and some band aids
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If you get new wires, just cut the sucker to get to the actual plug.
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Just a little warning here. When you are trying to remove the rear plugs, make sure your wearing some protective gloves. I, along with countless members here have managed to cut or bruise our hands while trying to remove the plugs bare handed. Also, apply some di-electric grease into the spark plug boots before you snap the boots onto the new plugs. And Finaaly, I hope you did not use Bosch Plugs as your replacments. We have heard of many problems with our cars and this paticular brand.
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Twist the boot as you pull. The twisting will "break" the rubber loose from the porcelin plug.
there is also a tool that can be used that suposedly makes removing the wires so much easier (ive never used one myself, but from what ive heard they work great...)

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Just a little warning here. When you are trying to remove the rear plugs, make sure your wearing some protective gloves. I, along with countless members here have managed to cut or bruise our hands while trying to remove the plugs bare handed. Also, apply some di-electric grease into the spark plug boots before you snap the boots onto the new plugs. And Finaaly, I hope you did not use Bosch Plugs as your replacments. We have heard of many problems with our cars and this paticular brand.
i didnt get any injories from the back plugs on mine, but when i was working on the front i cut my hand on the bracket that holds the fan to the radiator...
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I have a spark plug wire pliers and yes it does make it a lot easier...those metal boot protectors are hard to break loose....
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damn i did use bosche plats, doubles :/
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