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Old 06-29-2010, 01:26 PM   #1
YBajaSteve
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ok so im at 60k miles and i figured Id change the spark plugs. i have an 03 so the only clearence issue is the washer fluid res, thats an easy move. The very first plug wire i pulled out, and cant seem to get the socket seated, feels like its not getting to the plug, pull out the second wire, compare the 2 and realize about 1/2 inch of rubber is still sitting on the plug down there on the first plug, its causing my socket to not be able to reach around it and actually get to the plug..... hope i explained this well. wtf do i do now.

edit** added pic so you can see the tip broke off and its still down there on the plug....
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:16 PM   #2
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I would try using one of those grabbing tools (Craftsman makes one) it looks like a cable with a button on one end, which when pushed, causes a four pronged gripper to extend from the other end. You may be able to grip whats left of the boot and pull it out. It's worth a try for the price of the tool.
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:19 PM   #3
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yeah thats exactly what im going to get if all else fails... and once my other vehicle returns home......
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Old 06-29-2010, 03:17 PM   #4
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well a wire coat hanger with alittle 1/4" 90degree bent tip worked, after 45 minutes of frustrated choice words. thanks !!
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:11 PM   #5
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spark plug boot puller? they come in different varieties and sizes.
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:15 PM   #6
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I had the same problem a month ago, before my tune; I should post my pics. Be thankful you don't have a turbo!

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I used the same idea; great car owners think alike.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:25 PM   #7
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How does a rubber boot get 'torn off' inside the spark plug well?

And if you can answer that one ..... why is it that that second plug looks so cleanly seperated? I would have thought if it was actually torn it would be jagged to a certain extent.

Have you felt around inside and verified there's definitely still a small section of boot attached inside??

btw - turbo's not that bad to do. Just takes a little more time and patience.
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:12 AM   #8
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well its funny, because i actually ripped it two days ago when i just pulled the boot out to see what i could see, when i was planning the spark plug job. i didnt even realize the boot was ripped since it was such a clean cut, i think its just never been taken off in 60k miles and it was pretty stuck on there. apparently the rubber was weak and tore. idk, it was very confusing to me as well. "why wont my socket get in there!!!!" thank god i got it out tho! when i pulled it out it was the perfect little rubber ring. so the answers will be forever unknown
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