1999 Ford Escort spark plug in too tight

Tiny
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  • 1999 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 123,000 MILES
Have an electric dewalt (292) impact wrench - specs claim it has 360 ft lbs of torque. Do you suppose I could get away with a short burst with the impact wrench to loosen the plugs. If not I quess I could try a 1/2 inch breaker bar.
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 AT 12:55 PM

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Tiny
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This isn't a good sign.
You're going to pull the threads out.
I would soak the plugs in some Penetrating oil a day ahead of time. Then warm the engine and try it.

GO a little pressure clockwise and a little pressure CC and see if you can't get a little movement and then work it back and forth from there.

Other wise you are going to get into a heli-coil situation. If it goes well.
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 AT 7:15 PM

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