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Cannot get the rubber boots off the spark plugs and I don't know what to do. I don't think they were ever changed. I have manual but it doesn't say there is anything special to taking them off. 1995 ford explorer 4.0 v6 engine

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The best thing to do, if you can get a grip on the boot, twist right and left then pull...i have a long pair of needle nose pliers special made to take plug wires off..You can buy from sears number is
(Knipex KNI3891200 quot;Grabberquot; Needle Nose Pliers- 8quot;)

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Those shouldn't be too hard to change.
You'll need:

3/8 drive ratchet
6 inch extension
5/8 inch spark plug socket
gap tool for spark plugs (Autozone usually has them at the counter)
anti seize compound
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First you need to remove the spark plug wires from end of the spark plugs. To remove a wire/boot grab the boot at the top and twist it a couple of times to break the boot loose from the plug. Don't pull the boot out by the wire. Once it is loose pull up on the boot to remove the wire/boot. Take note of which wire goes where. If you have any damaged wires, wires that have white flash burns, boots that are contaminated with engine oil, or boots that are damaged you should replace the wires/boots as a set.

Put together your ratchet, extension, and socket. Remove the spark plugs by turning CCW.

Using the gap tool make sure that the gaps are set correctly on your plugs. All platinum and iridium plugs come pre-gapped and should be inspected before you purchase them at the counter. The gap specifications should be on the underhood sticker. It is probably .044 inch. If they are platinum or iridium plugs, it isn't recommended to use a coin or wire gap tool because you may damage the center electrode or ground strap points.

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You can find a lot of pictures and videos on how to do basic maintenance on your BMW at places like UTube, Pelican Parts, and Doug's Domain.
You did not mention the year and model of your car, but the general instructions for MOST BMWs sold in the past 20 years are as follows:
Pry off the little plastic caps and unscrew the 10 mm bolts that hold the plastic covers on top of the engine.
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