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Old 06-10-2006, 12:48 AM   #1
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I was changing my plugs this evening and then some wires were giving me trouble. On the front back one wire would not pull off, so I put on some gloves and finally pulled it to the point where the boot ripped in half. I got the rest off with pliers etc.

The middle rear plug wire will not come off. I have pulled it as hard as I can and it just will not give, and there is barely any room back there to pull. I have tried going on the radiator support, left side, right side and that **** just won't come off.

Do you guys have ANY ideas on what to try to get it off?

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I'd had the same problem trying to pull the plug wires off a friends GP once. Didn't do anything special to get them off just spent like a hour and a half fighting them in every which direction. My only advice is to tough it out and have something nice to drink by your side .

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Maybe if you grab at the base if the boot; as far dow as you an get and pull straight up, you may be able to rip it off. Starting from the bottom may help it tear better. Also try dykes as well. Good Luck and second what McGrath said
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Have you tried twisting the boot back and forth. That will often break it loose after a fair amount of effort.
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razor knife..slit the boot..get it off..

Whatever it takes when you are replacing them
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Those OEM spring-loaded monsters are tough. Since I was changing plugs too, I ended up knocking the ends of the sparkplugs off! WHACK!
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I got it off, but no one in winnipeg had wires for an L67. So I bought an accel set where you have to put the connecters on at the coil packs yourself. Can anyone give some insight how to properly do this? The wire is already cut, so do I just put the connector on and crimp it or what?
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