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Old 07 Jan 2017, 01:46 am
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I was removing the spark plugs tonight and ran across an issue with the number 2 one. I inserted my spark plug socket and could never get it to bite and only felt the resistance of the rubber from the socket. When I shined my light it looked as if there was nothing there left to grip on to but I didn't even put any pressure trying to removing it. Any ideas? Is it just
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Old 07 Jan 2017, 08:47 am
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I agree with the statement about that being a piece of rubber. It actually looks like you could probable grab it with some needle nosed pliers and pull it out. Or take a wire coat hanger and bend a small right angle in it and try "hooking" it and pulling it straight out. Then you should be able to get your spark plug socket on it.
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Old 07 Jan 2017, 09:22 am
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Is the inside of the plug wire broken/missing or is it the rubber boot from the inside of the spark plug socket?
I agree with chuzz, try to get a hook of some sort on there and pull it off. I would say the spark plug is just fine underneath. Just be careful to not crack or break the plug.
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Old 07 Jan 2017, 10:48 am
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That is not suppose to be there. When I enlarge your photo I see thread.
I can also see that it can easily be removed.

Who cares what it is just remove and than figure out what it is!
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Old 07 Jan 2017, 10:56 am
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You might be able to take the rubber piece out of your socket and then the socket would fit over the rubber piece that is on the spark plug that was left from someone else's socket. Maybe!
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Old 09 Jan 2017, 08:42 am
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It is a piece of rubber, probably from installing them five years ago since the rubber is still on my current spark plug socket. I attempted to use the tools I have to remove it but nothing is long and thin enough to get down in there. I'm going to buy some extended needle nose pliers and try again tonight. Thanks for the help.
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Old 09 Jan 2017, 08:51 am
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Use a coat hanger with a small bend at the end.
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Old 09 Jan 2017, 08:58 am
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Rob, look at post #2. LOL
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Old 09 Jan 2017, 09:01 am
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Rob, look at post #2. LOL
Great idea! Sorry I overlooked that comment!
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Old 09 Jan 2017, 09:03 am
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You might even try two of them, Blake, 180 degrees opposite one another as you insert them and do an even pull.
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