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Spark plug nut broke off and ceramic came completly out leaving threads and ring stuck in block plugs sets roughly 8 in into head. its is a 98 breeze 2.4 any ideas on getting it out

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Yes.....use a good spiral extractor and lots of patience. DO NOT spray penetrating oil into spark plug hole. And don't run the engine to "get it hot" hoping the heat will help loosen it. It will NOT work. A quality reverse spiral extractor and a breaker bar WILL do the trick if patience is used.

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  • 2. Remove the two fasteners on the back of the housing and remove the plastic cover
  • 3. You will see four plastic blocks with four wire clips on each block. These blocks are individual coils for each spark plug.
  • 4. Use the small flat bladed screwdriver to carefully lift up on the tab that holds the electrical connector onto the block and slide the wire clip off the block.
  • 5. Remove the 10 mm bolt that holds the plastic block onto the engine. Use the needle pliers to firmly grasp the plastic screw and pull straight up to remove it 
  • 6. Loosen the 10 mm nut on end of the plastic rail that holds the wiring harness for the blocks so that the round plastic washer on the bottom of the block will not break when you pull off the block
  • 7. Carefully pull the plastic block out of the engine. There is a 4 inch tube attached to the block that extends into the engine to the spark plug. It will take some twisting and pulling but you must be careful not to catch the back part of the round plastic washer that you cannot see, on the bottom of the plastic wiring harness.
  • 8. The spark plug is at the bottom of the 4 inch hole.
  • 9. Use a 5/8 spark plug socket with a rubber collar on the 3/8" extension to remove the spark plug. The rubber collar will hold onto the spark plug as it is removed.
  • 10. The NGK website recommends making sure the spark plugs have the correct gap .044 but the spark plug box says not to adjust the gap because you might damage the needle point iridium tip. The new spark plug has a protective cardboard tube that is removed.
  • 11. Spark plugs can stick inside aluminum heads and break off when you try remove them, leaving only the threads of the plug inside the engine which will necessitate removing the head to remove broken spark plug. Putting antisiez on the threads of the new spark plug will prevent that in future spark plug changes
  • 12. Now comes an interesting choice. You can use the rubber tube over the neck of the spark plug to slowly drop it down the hole and hand tighten it or you can use the spark plug socket with the rubber collar. If you use the spark plug socket, the rubber collar will stick to the plug and you will pull off the extension, leaving the socket in the hole. A pair of long needle nose pliers will reach into the hole and remove the socket, but the rubber collar may remain on the plug and you will have to bend a piece of coat hanger with a short 90 degree tip to reach into the hole and pull out the rubber collar. The rubber collar is there to prevent you from cocking a regular 5/8" deep socket at an angle which will break off the neck of the spark plug, necessitating another 10 dollars and another trip to the auto parts store.
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