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I'm installing new spark plugs for my 2002 Dodge Neon SE 4 cyl automatic. I'm using my gapping tool to properly gap the spark plugs to 0.035 but I noticed that my spark plugs are gapped too wide. How do I lessen the gap space on a spark plug. Is there a way to do it using the round gapping tool? Please help.

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  • brdgtrmbrt Jul 14, 2010

    I'm using the round gapping tool that looks like a coin. I noticed my gap is wider than I want it. How do I safely lessen the gap using this tool or whatever is best and safest?

  • brdgtrmbrt Jul 14, 2010

    Thank you!! You helped me perfectly!! Thank you I can finish this now.

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Fig. 16: A variety of tools used for spark plug installation and timing adjustment I'm installing new spark plugs - 88521p21.jpg
You may press the electrode against a clean solid surface such as a wooden table, and press hard to reduce gap of electrode, or if your tool as two teeth on it, use the two teeth to torque the electrode in a way that makes the gap smaller.

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Depends on the tool that you have. IF you have a tool with wires on it for the gaps and one of the lugs on the tool has a metal tab with a notch cut out of it, that notch is for bending the electode on the spark plug. You justt twist it a little bit. Then you run the wire through it to see if you are close. You can also put the wire between the lug and the electrode and press the electrode down. There are other kinds of gapping tools too. Let me know

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