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HOW TO REMOVE STUCK SPARK PLUGS

1998 Honda Accord • 17,500 miles

Can't remove spark plugs from a 1998 Honda Accord 4 cylinder because the boots have crystalized in the holes because of overheating and spark plugs will not come out.
have used brake pad cleaner and brute force to get 2 of them out, but the other 2 are still stuck. Any suggestions?
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Sharmanlang
August 30, 2012.



Are those spark plugs exposed or do they go thru the valve cover?

Saturntech9
Aug 30, 2012.
To get the debris out, you need to have patience and something to break-up/dislodge the plug boots. You can use a long thin screw-driver to chip away on one side and use a vacuum to draw out the debris.

KHLow2008
Aug 30, 2012.
Saturntech9, they go through the valve cover

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Sharmanlang
Aug 31, 2012.
Khlow2008 had a great idea chip the boot away with a screwdriver and vaccuum the pieces out blow them out with compressed air.

Saturntech9
Sep 1, 2012.