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Old 10-22-2007, 10:17 AM   #1
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I was changing the plugs on my regal. These plug boots are damn sticky! Should I use a plier to pull them out with some brutal force. Or I may take the chances to break the boots and leave them inside the plug holes?

Any suggestion to make it easier to pull out these GM boots, thanks.
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twist & pull, twist & pull, twist & pull... with a pliers, get aggressive with them

to make it easier, put some anti-seize on there before you put the new ones on.
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Right..use a good amount of antiseize or dielectric inside the boots/on plugs to keep them from heating up.
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Well, I understand that I need be really aggressive. But my concern is: is it possible the boot will be broken into two pieces if I use a plier to twist and pull it violently?
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Agressive, not violent. Don't go nuclear on it But also, if those wires have been in for more that 30-60k, they should be changed anyways.

On my plugs and wires, which were original, (95,000 miles), I had to use every last ounce of my full upper body strength to get each and every one off. The back being the worst of course. Just keep twisting and pulling. It also doesn't hurt to bend the boot off the plug at an angle. If you've twisted it and its popped already, then you've gotten the boot to let go, now you're fighting the metal plug clip to release. After hundreds of hot cold cycles, its essentially forged itself on there, so a sideways prying motion usually pops it off if you can locate the axis of the connection point. Works for me.

But of course, pliers are an option.
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Default Well, still no luck, I am looking for mechanics

Well, I have used all of my power and still can't get the boot off. I am now looking for mechanics to do the job.

One mobile auto service guy said he will only charge me 50 dollars (labor only) to replace the wire and plugs. Is this too good to be true?

Another mechanics working in a garage is looking for some extra money . He want 75 dollars to do tune-up my car in his backyard.

Which one you would choose? Please give me some inputs from your experience. Thanks.

By the way, I am in Nashville, TN.
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