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98 toyota camry spark plug wire keeps poping out of manifold and makes engine run sluggish ( runs good when you push it back in ) is there any way to keep wire from poping out ? ( Im unable to push spark plug wire firmly in to manifold like the other three are )

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Remove the wire from the plug and look inside the Boot, there should be some metal prongs that clamp onto the plug, check to see if they are set right, so that when you install the boot on the Spark Plug they will clamp and stay on the plug. If you're not sure what it should look like, pull off the boot on the plug next to the one you are working on and compare the two. You can use a long flat bladed screwdriver to bend the prongs, make sure you're Engine and Ignition are off when you do this.

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