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Old 01-23-2005, 04:12 PM   #1
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and failed. I cant get the wires off the motor. There stuck and dont have enough to take the car to the shop. Besides having the special tool to take the wires off, what else can I use?
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well u risk the possibility of breaking the ends on the plug wire... but pliers will get them off,
but before u do that, try twisting the wire at the boot to loosen it and see if that helps...
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Keep on chugging. You dont bust up your knuckles for no reason. Try to twist and pull, also try to wiggle it a little. If you got new wires dont worry about ripping them, but whatever you do, dont break off the spark plug in the engine. That is a PITA!
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i hope i dont do no damage. there isnt even enough space fron the front part of the engine to the fan for me to pull. If i do, i think i will hit my hand hard on the radiator.
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i hope i dont do no damage. there isnt even enough space fron the front part of the engine to the fan for me to pull. If i do, i think i will hit my hand hard on the radiator.
Are you doing spark plugs? That is what I assumed
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from ur name i am going to assume that u drive a 93 sse sc well so do i... i found that it is easyest to work on the back spark plugs by going over to the passenger side of the vehicle and bend over over the engine and use ur left had to pull the wires and change the plugs.
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from ur name i am going to assume that u drive a 93 sse sc well so do i... i found that it is easyest to work on the back spark plugs by going over to the passenger side of the vehicle and bend over over the engine and use ur left had to pull the wires and change the plugs.
Ditto. You got more room to turn the wratchet
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Wow. I'm speechless.
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i hope i dont do no damage. there isnt even enough space fron the front part of the engine to the fan for me to pull. If i do, i think i will hit my hand hard on the radiator.
Are you doing spark plugs? That is what I assumed
I am. Removing the wires are the hardest part right now. Then I can remove the plugs. Then I can change my oil.
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Really just gotta muscle them off if they're not on good. Make sure you use dilectric grease on them so they don't corrode again.

Twisting the wires helps as well. If you think you'll hit your hand use gloves (u'll be warmer too)
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