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Plug boot has a metal sleeve any trick to getting boot off it is very hard to pull off

Plug boot has a metal sleeve on it and very hard to get off should i pull harder or is there a trick to getting them off

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I would invest in spark plug puller the pliers is about 10 or 15 dollars save money in the future.pry them wires right off with them

Posted on May 24, 2009

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thanks wes ps please rate me

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