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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:59 pm 
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that middle rear spark plug wire is a PITA to get off. any suggestions?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:26 pm 
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remove engine cover and straight over the top of the engine standing on the passanger side (lay on the motor a little).. long handle ratchet and a good shove to get it lose.. once its loose its easy. I used a plug socket short extension and a long ratchet to brake it lose.. then a short retchet with a swivel handle to get it out fast. Long handle=leaverage..

when you put the new ones in make sure to use a good ammount of Anti-sieze on the threads and some plug boot grease on the heads for the wires.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:46 pm 
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Also I'm of the group that removes the spring boots and throws them away right away. They make wires way harder to get off in my opinion.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:18 pm 
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THANK YOU for the great ideas!
Awesome!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:12 pm 
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this is such a HARD plug wire to get too!
Yikes....


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:56 pm 
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CLAMP SMALL VICE grips on the boot above heat shield.

then get pry-bar and pop the boot off the plug - works great!!

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First thing I like to do is to remove the bracket in the back used for pulling the engine and holding the cover. That is a little pain to get off but makes things easier down the road. Just leave it off. Unlikely you will need it. Yes it does help hold plastic engine cover in place but cover sits there just fine without it.


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