2005 Ford F-150 broken spark plug

Tiny
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  • 2005 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 77,580 MILES
While trying to replace spark plugs, one plug broke off in the head. It broke off below the threaded shoulder leaving the non-ferrous metal and part of the porcelain in the head. The electrode came out with the top of the plug.
I am looking for a way to remove it without removing the head. Is there a way?
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Monday, November 1st, 2010 AT 11:35 AM

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Tiny
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The way you describe it sounds like you need to remove the head and have the machine shop take it off
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Monday, November 1st, 2010 AT 12:40 PM
Tiny
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Yes there is a way and there is a kit to do it. An easy out will remove the broken plug and then use the rethreading kit to fix the head where the plug goes into. Ford has all the tools to make it easier and it can be done without pulling the head just harder
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Monday, November 1st, 2010 AT 4:39 PM
Tiny
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What Heli coil half of the time it doesn't work
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Monday, November 1st, 2010 AT 4:48 PM
Tiny
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That is because the half of the time it doesn't work the people doing it shouldn't be. When it is done by someone that knows what they are doing it is a great repair.
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 AT 2:44 PM
Tiny
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Ras, Fellow paratrooper buddy,

Since the Threaded portion is all that is left in there, how about EZ-OUTING (Maybe the head threads survive, no need for heli-coils) If you breaky off the EZ-OUT----Or it just won't budge.

Then Snatchy the head? Whooooo-aaah?

Remember, If you ain't cheatin', you ain't trying!

Airborne?

The Medic (Actually former SGT, C Co. 1/75 RGR '82-'87)
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 AT 7:58 PM
Tiny
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Hey QuickDoc-if you ain't jumping you ain't stomping from above-EZ dizzy, Heli coil ETC-My way is to degut it -

So when are you gonna be Green? Let me know if you want me to influence, anytime you're ready Danger-Your fire mission,

Death from Above-Hoorah!
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 AT 8:59 PM
Tiny
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Coming in broken and distorted, Whats the Green Stuff about?

Dodging '16s and E-Tools on the DZ, tell me here, or I'll see you in the ORP.

Understand about the GUTTING, if the threads are muffed, sometimes though, you can just about unscrew stuff with your thumb, now that the "Pressurized Shoulder" broke free (off). Threads are no longer under pressure?

The Medic (Not really a Medic, MOS---11B2V, Stuck being a RTO a long while, Medic just sorta goes along with my Username)
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 AT 9:10 PM
Tiny
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I've tried 3 11 Bushes MOS's 11B/C/D and Recondo ok I'll see you on the Objective Rallying Point-

Why didn't you go 05B or 31V Commo I switched over from 11B to 31G to 31V MOS back in 78' OK you bringing back memories. You take full command on this objective, when accomplished-give me an after action or SitRep-Good Luck -You sure you're not a suppy clerk=76Y lmao-Bye
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 AT 9:27 PM
Tiny
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QuickDoc, I'm a Tactical Communications/Electronics Chief and Instructor/E-7 you and your coming in broken, distorted, unreadable and nothing follows-lol The Green decode it from my username and then transmit your flash message or send 03 priority
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 AT 9:37 PM
Tiny
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Not getting off that EZ,

I have a Profile, not even supposed to be in the field,

Only reason I'm on your Objective, is The L.T. did not like my driving (The M151, of course) So he took over and I am now lost with the butterbar!

I hated the RTOing...PS, Lt, 1st SGT...Official toter for all of 'em---too much weight, radio, batteries, 60 ammo, mortar rounds.....I had to carry what everybody else did + the commo crap!

My Buddy just taught me something good TODAY, He's a Machinist........We gotta Helicoil my CJ 5 Bell housing (tranny hole)............USE LARD TO TAP ALUMINUM!

Ain't that COOLER than Crap?........I have ruined so many things doing it dry (like Cast iron) Or with oil as with steel.

OK, You Gamma-Goat Lover, I will not butt in on this question again!

I know you have seen my baby (1 of 2 Babies) in here before, but here it is again:


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Talk to Ya'll Later

The Medic
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 AT 9:52 PM

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