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Old 27 Aug 2009, 01:34 am
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Default Changing spark plugs 2005 GT aluminum manifold

Okay, I was following chris's excellent instructions on changing the spark plugs and wires.

I could not for the life of me get the plug wire off the 1st plug, I twisted and pulled and did it again and again. It seemed to pop a bit, but dam thing wouldn't come off. So, as I didn't have the new wires as yet, I didn't want to risk breaking the wire.

How would I go about trying again to remove the plug wires? Any ideas?
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I would say wait 'till you get the new wires, then twist and turn and yank (and curse).
Be sure to use dielectric grease on the plug boots and plug ceramics and a dab of anti-seize on the plug threads so next time you don't run into the same grief.
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Default Re: Changing spark plugs 2005 GT aluminum manifold

I had same problem when recently changed my plugs. I used a long pair of needle nose pliars right on the boot of the plug wire where the plug and boot meet. It came right off.

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Try pushing down and twisting slightly to break the grip, then pull; that worked for me.
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Default Re: Changing spark plugs 2005 GT aluminum manifold

Thanks for all the tips, yes I thought of using long needle nose, but I'll wait until I grab the wires, should be in today.

I will be using grease and anti seize. I know the old DSM's we had were sometimes a B@@ch to get off as well, but I have never had this much trouble LOL
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Antisieze no longer needed. Most plug manufacturers now imploy the use of antisieze coatings on their plugs as well.
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Antisieze no longer needed. Most plug manufacturers now imploy the use of antisieze coatings on their plugs as well.
I'll still put on a dab...
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I believe they make tools for this. Looks like a screw driver with a half moon on the end.
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I believe they make tools for this. Looks like a screw driver with a half moon on the end.
I'm sorry, a tool for what?
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