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Can't get the spark plugs to turn... there is some kind of rubber thing that's blocking the socket from catching on well enough to turn them.

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That rubber sleeve came out of your sparkplug socket,it's to help keep from breaking the plug while removing or installing , just pull it off and put back into your socket all the way in,try again

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What do you remove to have access to spark plugs


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7. Loosen the 10 mm nut on end of the plastic rail that holds the wiring harness for the blocks so that the round plastic washer on the bottom of the block will not break when you pull off the block8. Carefully pull the plastic block out of the engine. There is a 4 inch tube attached to the block that extends into the engine to the spark plug. It will take some twisting and pulling but you must be careful not to catch the back part of the round plastic washer that you cannot see, on the bottom of the plastic wiring harness.9. The spark plug is at the bottom of the 4 inch hole.10. Blow compressed air down the hole to remove debris11. Use a 5/8 sparkplug socket with a rubber collar on the 3/8" extention to remove the spark plug. The rubber collar will hold onto the spark plug as it is removed.12. The NGK website recommends making sure the spark plugs have the correct gap .044 but the spark plug box says not to adust the gap because you might damage the needle point iridium tip. The new spark plug has a protective cardboard tube that is removed.13. Spark plugs can stick inside aluminum heads and break off when you try remove them, leaving only the threads of the plug inside the engine which will necessitate removing the head to remove broken spark plug. Putting neverseez on the threads of the new spark plug will prevent that in future spark plug changes14. Now comes an interesting choice. You can use the rubber tube over the neck of the spark plug to slowly drop it down the hole and hand tighten it or you can use the spark plug socket with the rubber collar. If you use the spark plug socket, the rubber collar will stick to the plug and you will pull off the extention, leaving the socket in the hole. A pair of long needlenose pliers will reach into the hole and remove the socket, but the rubber collar may remain on the plug and you will have to bend a piece of coathanger with a short 90 degree tip to reach into the hole and pull out the rubber collar. The rubber collar is there to prevent you from cocking a regular 5/8" deep socket at an angle which will break off the neck of the sparkplug, necessitating another 10 dollars and another trip to the auto parts store.15. After the spark plug is hand tight, give it 1/2 turn more.16. Replace the square block, being sure that the black silicone gasket on the bottom of the round plastic washer does not get bound up on the engine post where the 10 mm bolt goes. Tighten the bolt17. replace the electrical clip.18. Go to the next spark plug and repeat the procedure.19. After the last spark plug is done, be sure to retighten the 10 mm nut on the wiring harness rail20. Replace the plastic cover over the engine and you are done

Nov 09, 2011 | Toyota Cars & Trucks

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How do you replace spark plugs.


One spark plug at a time. Use a 3/8 extension and a spark plug socket, the socket should have a piece of rubber in it to hold the spark plug in it. Remove the spark plug wire to gain access to the plug, then using the socket and rachet with the extension, turning to the left untill spark plug is all the way out. Looking at a spark plug can tell you several things about each cylinder they come from, so get a manual for your car, anyways replace new spark plug in the socket, be sure to double check the right gap, then replace by turning to the right/clockwise direction untill it is snug in the hole. Do not over tighten or under tighten. Replace the sparkplug wire and move to next plug. Good luck

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How does one change the spark plugs? Is the spark plug under the rubber boot or where is the location?


Yes the spark plug are under the rubber boots on the spark plug wire. Pull the boots off carefully and undo the plugs with a spark plug socket they turn anticlockwise to come out and reverse to go back in.

Feb 18, 2011 | 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis

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While changing spark plugs one broke off & thread part still in the head, what is the best way to get it out.


You should still be able to get a spark plug socket on it. Unscrew it all the way until it is loose. I am assuming you have the engine where the spark plugs are recessed in the head and difficult to reach. What you need, once the remaining part of the plug is loose, is a very strong magnetic pickup tool that is long enough to reach the plug. Another option is to get a length of rubber hose just small enough to fit in the spark plug hole, but large enough to fit around the spark plug. Push the hose down over the spark plug. If it fits snug enough, you will be able to pull the plug out with the rubber hose. Good luck.

Dec 28, 2010 | 2004 Dodge Durango

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Where are the spark plugs located at


I found this solution and will not take credit for it, I had the same problem. To change the spark plugs on a 2000 Kia Sephia, at least in a 1.8L version, first disconnect the battery, then, remove the black plastic cover on top of the motor. There should be 6 Phillips-head screws holding it down. After removing the plastic cover, you will see two rubber covers for the spark plug wires on each side, and two gel-looking insuated tubs attatched to more wires in the middle. To remove two of the spark plugs, you must carefully pull the rubber covers upward. They clip onto the spark plugs so you will need to use careful force to pull them out. Once you have them pulled out, you can look in and see the plug. It requires a 5/8 spark plug socket with an adapter to reach in. Make sure you push the socket on hard enough so that it clips onto the spark plug, other wise it will fall over and you wont be able to get it out without a LOT more work. Finish that plug by plugging the rubber covered spark plug wire back onto the spark plug, covering the hole. You can do the same thing for the plug on the opposite side. For the two in the middle, you need to first unbolt and remove the insulated boxes that cover the spark plug holes (you can unplug the white connectors but make sure you plug them back in when you are done). Then all you have to do is do the same thing you did with the two outer ones to replace the plugs. Perform this one plug at a time, and make sure you cover the holes with a cloth or paper towel if you leave them open for any period of time. When you finish, make sure all the wires are connected, then reconnect the battery.

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Where are the spark plugs in a 1999 Toyota Carolla and how do I replace them?


Procedure:
  • 1. Remove the two 10 mm cap nuts on the top plastic housing over the engine
  • 2. Remove the two fasteners on the back of the housing and remove the plastic cover
  • 3. You will see four plastic blocks with four wire clips on each block. These blocks are individual coils for each spark plug.
  • 4. Use the small flat bladed screwdriver to carefully lift up on the tab that holds the electrical connector onto the block and slide the wire clip off the block.
  • 5. Remove the 10 mm bolt that holds the plastic block onto the engine. Use the needle pliers to firmly grasp the plastic screw and pull straight up to remove it 
  • 6. Loosen the 10 mm nut on end of the plastic rail that holds the wiring harness for the blocks so that the round plastic washer on the bottom of the block will not break when you pull off the block
  • 7. Carefully pull the plastic block out of the engine. There is a 4 inch tube attached to the block that extends into the engine to the spark plug. It will take some twisting and pulling but you must be careful not to catch the back part of the round plastic washer that you cannot see, on the bottom of the plastic wiring harness.
  • 8. The spark plug is at the bottom of the 4 inch hole.
  • 9. Use a 5/8 spark plug socket with a rubber collar on the 3/8" extension to remove the spark plug. The rubber collar will hold onto the spark plug as it is removed.
  • 10. The NGK website recommends making sure the spark plugs have the correct gap .044 but the spark plug box says not to adjust the gap because you might damage the needle point iridium tip. The new spark plug has a protective cardboard tube that is removed.
  • 11. Spark plugs can stick inside aluminum heads and break off when you try remove them, leaving only the threads of the plug inside the engine which will necessitate removing the head to remove broken spark plug. Putting antisiez on the threads of the new spark plug will prevent that in future spark plug changes
  • 12. Now comes an interesting choice. You can use the rubber tube over the neck of the spark plug to slowly drop it down the hole and hand tighten it or you can use the spark plug socket with the rubber collar. If you use the spark plug socket, the rubber collar will stick to the plug and you will pull off the extension, leaving the socket in the hole. A pair of long needle nose pliers will reach into the hole and remove the socket, but the rubber collar may remain on the plug and you will have to bend a piece of coat hanger with a short 90 degree tip to reach into the hole and pull out the rubber collar. The rubber collar is there to prevent you from cocking a regular 5/8" deep socket at an angle which will break off the neck of the spark plug, necessitating another 10 dollars and another trip to the auto parts store.
  • 13. After the spark plug is hand tight, give it 1/2 turn more.
  • 14. Replace the square block, being sure that the black silicone gasket on the bottom of the round plastic washer does not get bound up on the engine post where the 10 mm bolt goes. Tighten the bolt
  • 15. replace the electrical clip.
  • 16. Go to the next spark plug and repeat the procedure.
  • 17. After the last spark plug is done, be sure to re-tighten the 10 mm nut on the wiring harness rail
  • 18. Replace the plastic cover over the engine and you are done.
Good luck and hope this helps. 

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Spark plugs


Wait until the engine is cold. Carefully remove the spark plug wires from each cylinder. Pull the wires by the boot and not by the wire or the wire will be ruined. Now, using a spark plug socket (one that has a rubber fitting inside of it) and an extension remove the spark plugs by turning the wrench counterclockwise. Insert the new plug into the socket so that the rubber will hold the plug in. Place the plug and socket down inside of the hole. Hand tight the plug by turning the extension clockwise. Once the plug cannot be turned by hand, tighten it a little more with the socket wrench. Install the wires back onto the plugs by pushing down on the boot. thanks for using fixya and plsase do rate the solution.

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Where are the spark plugs located on a 1989 mazda mpv


Here's where I found mine on my 2000 protege.

First you're not looking for the right wire type! If you're looking for a standard 1/4" black wire that would normally run from a distributor cap to the plug you would be wrong... so:


Look right on top of the aluminum engine block and you will see the word Mazda and behind that you'll see your engine size. Between the two you'll see a round black rubber grommet and two black blocks with wires running through them (these are the ignition coils). If you look closely you'll see another rubber grommet under all the wiring. Your plugs are under all that wiring in about 4" deep wells.

First you will need to remove four bolts that hold the coils into place (2) per for a total of (4) bolts. If I recall correctly you will need a 10mm socket to get these out.

Before continuing mark each of the four cables with a number (1-4, left to right) so you don't get these mixed up.

Next pull on the rubber grommet labeled #1 (NOT THE WIRE) and pull it all the way out. You will see your plug waaaay down below.

Hints: Using a 6" extension on your socket remove all the old plugs first. When doing so use the rubber sleeve that is inside the socket to help get the plug out of the well.

When putting the new plugs in remove the rubber sleeve from inside the socket so that the socket can be pulled off the plug and out of the well.


Notes:
1.) Always use an anti-seize compound on the threads of the new spark plugs. This can be purchased along with the plugs.
2.) NEVER over-tighten. Snug is 'snuff.
Hope that helps.






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