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What's the best way to remove plug wires from a 3.1 v6? I don't want pull too hard for fear of breaking them.I pulling on the boot.

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Hello! You will want to grab the wire boot as close to the end as possible and twist them until they "break" free, then you can pull them straight out by the boot, hopefully without tearing them, if you tear a boot, I'd replace the wires. Also, if they are the original wires and your car has 100K+ miles, it would be worthwhile to just go ahead and replace the wires. Be sure to use some dielectric grease when you install the new wires, or if you reinstall the old ones.

Hope this helps and good luck!

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