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Can't get the spark plug wires off the plugs, what am I doing wrong?

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There is a little tool to do this but you don;t realy need it You need to twist them from side to side try a par of pliers and some wd -40 Don;t try to ripe them off slow and gentle twist them and you;ll get them all

Posted on Nov 11, 2010

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    Make a tool from a big washer. 3/4 id .
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    Cut a slot in the washer then grind or file the edges of the slot until it fits the grove on the shield.
    2" od. 3/4" id. cut slot .9" grind down thickness at the edge to about 0 .125 " [1/8th"] measure snug.
    Use a pry bar to pop the wire off. On the back left plug wire I use a old broom handle cut down to about 30 inches with a flat at the business end.

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Those wires glue themselves onto the porcelain due to heat, get sparik plub boot pliers, they are cheap, grab the boot close to the end and twist and pull

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