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Sometimes they can get stuck on prety good if they have been on for a while. Try twisting them like you either screwing or unscrewing the spark plug. You will feel it brake loose and then you will be able to remove it.

To help prevent it from happening in the future put a little di-electric grease in the spark plug wire boot before you install the wire back onto the plug. The d-electric grease will keep the boot from sticking to the spark plug.

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