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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:41 pm 
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i bought some new wires and i cant take the old ones out they just turn

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:49 pm 
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They just pull off, if they've been there a while they can be a pain. Put on some mechanic gloves so you don't cut yourself and start pullin'

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:51 pm 
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oh ok thankks i thought there was twisting involved haha

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Pull on the boot and not the wire, sometimes it helps if you take a pair of pliers and use them to help remove the wires.

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do you have to you alot of force or do they just slide off?
and the boot is the shield thing or the black part?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:02 pm 
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ya you have to use force. the ones in the back are the worst. the boot is the thick piece that fits over the spark plug itself.


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The fronts should be pretty easy to just yank out. The backs require a lot of wiggling. Since you got new wires already, don't be afraid to yank on the wires if you need to. I crouched on my motor and yanked, ended up breaking 2 wires but they eventually came out.

If you didn't get the little package of silicone stuff from the parts store, I'd reccomend it. For $2 it should make it easier for the next time you need to get the wires off. Don't pull on the boots with anything but your hand, they aren't very stong.

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I've used just my hands and managed to pull 3 wires out (The metal clip that grasps the plug broke). Mine I could wiggle, jiggle and turn but near impossibly to just pull off, for the back anyway.

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pull! lol they stick. there is a metal clip inside that just clips in. pull hard and it should come off. just beware... ive gotten many of cuts and scrapes when they actually do come off depending on how hard you pull them :)

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Man those boots are a PAIN!!! took me hours of tugging and bloody knuckles and get them out my first time.... lol get some pliers and mechanics gloves and twist and tug.

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once you get them out, get rid of the metal sleeves

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DrunkieTheBear wrote:
once you get them out, get rid of the metal sleeves

Why do you reccomend this? Aren't they boot protectors?

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They really are worthless....Most everyone I know pulls them out

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They require a lot of pull. Just get yourself in a good position and give them hell.

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those boots are a pita i had to use one of those rubber circles that help you get jar lids off to get enough traction on the damn thing while pulling with a shitload of strength

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When I replaced my original wire set five years ago (no problems, just wanted to put new AC Delcos on), I ran the engine for a couple of minutes to make the boots warm and pliable, then just grabbed them by the heat shields, gave them a twist and pull, and they popped right off. I half expected them to be welded to the plugs; guess I just got lucky.. ;-)


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DrunkieTheBear wrote:
once you get them out, get rid of the metal sleeves

Don't pull the sleeve if you have headers unless you feel like buying new spark plug wires.

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thanks for the help everyone!! i got them all out .. the backs were the hardest especially # 2 lol there where so many things in the way haha

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Perforator wrote:
DrunkieTheBear wrote:
once you get them out, get rid of the metal sleeves

Don't pull the sleeve if you have headers unless you feel like buying new spark plug wires.



I don't know about that...Mine have been fine for almost 20,000 miles...both with stock manifolds and Headers.

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in all honesty if you have new ones who cares how the old ones look as long as they come out right? id recommend channel locks for the front ones and a pry bar for the rear ones. why a pry bar . . . have the sharp point of the pry bar touching the sparkplug so you grab the bottom of the boot! makes it easy


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these msd ignition ones are way easier to take off then the stock ones

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I've done both leave the heat shields on and take them off. But I've heard of so many problems with the shields causing misfires that I just leave them off.

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i hear leave them on if running headers???


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no problem now with my prj's


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