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One of my spark plug wires protrudes form the spark plug cylinder by about 0.5 to 1 inch. I've tried pushing it in further, but it still protrudes. There are no visible obstructions that I can see. I am afraid that this may be causing me to lose engine power, as the wire may not be creating a good contact with the plug. Sometimes when I am driving I notice that my engine will threaten to cut out while idling at a stop light or something of the like. After checking the engine, i usually notice that the spark plug wire is protruding more than usual. any suggestions?

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If you suspect that there is a problem with the wire, replace the set of wires with new ones. If you insist on making a repair to that particular wire, look inside the boot and see if the metal probe connector is deformed. If so, you can try to reform it to a correct fit.

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If you keep having problems I would recommend putting all new spark plug wires on and if you want and they haven't been changed in awhile you can change the spark plugs at the same time,but I would definitely change all the spark plug wires.

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