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How do you change the spark plugs....can't seem to get the spark plug wires off/loose....don't want to break by continued pulling on them

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Indeed the Spark Plug Wires ?BOOTS after being on awhile tend to Bond themselves to the Spark Plug.

The Best Way to Remove them Sir is to Go and Get you a Spark Plug Wire Removal Tool.

There not that Much and with it you can Get Down to the End Of the Spark Plug Wire and Apply some Pressure and Give the wires a Back and For Clockwise to Counter Clock Wise, To get that Wire to Release the Bond its Created on The Spark Plug.

After you have done this Give a Easy Pull outward and You should Beable to Get the Wire off without Damaging the Wire and Boot.

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    David Hubbard Aug 01, 2010

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    As i pointed out the Wires get Bonded to the Spark Plug.And As the Other Expert said Get the Spark Plug Wire Pliers to Remove to Wires.It does'nt take Long for the Plug Wires to Become Hard to Remove with out the Tool. And Yes Boot Grease will Help the Next time you need to Replace Plugs or Wires, But I ssre the Wires are So close to the Exhaust Manifold



    The Heat from the Manifold will not only Drain Out of the Spark Plug Wire Very Quickly it will Also Dry out the Lubricant with-In a Matter of time.



    Thanks for Using FIXYA Sir. And Hope that I have Helped You out.So you wil no Longer have such a Problem Removing your Wires.



    Thank You for using FIXYA and please let me know how my Solution Has Helped You.By Voting.



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Best thing to try is a tool called a spark plug boot puller, it allows you to pull directly on the rubber boot that goes over the plug, not on the wire.

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U DIDNT SPECIFY YEAR BUT SOUNDS LIKE THEY HAVE BEEN ON THE PLUGS FOR A WHILE AND OXIDATION SETS IN ON CONNECTOR. IF YOUR HAVING THAT MUCH OF A PROBLEM A SET OF WIRES MAY BE NECESSARY. IF U CANT GET THEM OFF BY HAND YOUR LOCAL PARTS STORE SHOULD SELL SPARK PLUG WIRE REMOVAL PLIERS. THEY ARE USUALLY PRETTY CHEAP. AND WHEN U PUT THE NEW ONES ON SPARK PLUG BOOT GREASE IS CHEAP AND WORKS WONDERS SO THE NEXT TIME THIS WONT HAPPEN

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