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How can I remove a piece of an ignition coil that broke while I was trying to replace it?

I was replacing the spark plugs & ignition coils and an ignition coil on the passenger side broke off, now the tip is stuck in there and I can't seem to find a way to remove it. I tried with a curved tip plier, but cannot reach the piece left in there. Please help!

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Take a long skinny screw driver and some double sided carpet tape. Put carpet tape on end of screw driver and it should be sticky enough to grab the broken part. Aother way is to get some sray foam and spray on the screw driver. Let it dry enough to get nice and sticky then try gabbing again. Good luck

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