I have a 1996 Mazda 626 dx 5 SPD 194000 miles. The metal from wires stuck on the plugs?

  • 1996 MAZDA 626
  • 194,000 MILES
I was drivig and car died in 3rd gear. Went to check plugs and 3rd and 4th plugs had the metal from inside the wires stuck to the top of the plugs. And when I tryed to pull them off they are stuck on there good. I dont know what could have caused this because car was driving fine befor that. I know it does have alot of miles but timing belt and altenator as well as water pump clutch ect were all changed within last 2 years. And I just put new plugs and wires in 4 months ago. I was told by my mechanic that he thinks its the distributor cap and coil. But def the cap because it has a visible crack in it. Im going to replace cap and see what that does. But im still at a loss how the metal came out the wires onto the plugs or how to get the metal off and I dont wanna tear it out and ruin new plugs and wires. PLEASE HELP
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Sunday, September 18th, 2011 AT 9:51 PM

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The rubber cap that insulates the metal is not part of the wire and can move.
It souds like they are just a real snug fit. Try spinning them or going back and forth with pliers on the spark plug connecter so the wire connector does not get damaged. Try some WD40 or you can always take the spark plug connector off of the spark plug. If you can get it enough rooom to spin on wire. Use a pair of pliers or try tapping a small brad nail in between wires and spark plug contact. You are going to have to get them off some day.
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Sunday, September 18th, 2011 AT 9:57 PM

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