HOW TO REMOVE STUCK SPARK PLUGS

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  • sharmanlang
  • 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?

Thursday, August 30th, 2012 AT 8:11 PM

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  • saturntech9
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Are those spark plugs exposed or do they go thru the valve cover?

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Thursday, August 30th, 2012 AT 8:19 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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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.

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Thursday, August 30th, 2012 AT 8:30 PM
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  • sharmanlang
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Saturntech9, they go through the valve cover

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Friday, August 31st, 2012 AT 4:14 PM
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  • saturntech9
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Khlow2008 had a great idea chip the boot away with a screwdriver and vaccuum the pieces out blow them out with compressed air.

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Saturday, September 1st, 2012 AT 5:37 AM

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