• Tiny
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  • Dodge Neon

I have a 1996 Dodge neon over 140,000 miles (Gauges not working properly). I started the car and I got a loud popping noise during idle; I checked the engine and saw a cylinder (or spark plug) had popped out. I tried to screw it back in, to no avail. Any help would be appreciated.

Sunday, December 24th, 2006 AT 12:28 PM

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  • Tiny
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If you get a closer look, the thread are probably now missing in the head for the spark plug. I have seen guys use a heli-coil to resolve it.

This happens somtimes because of plugs not being changed early enough and the threads coming partially out when they are changed, and also from overtightening.

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Tuesday, December 26th, 2006 AT 8:54 PM

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