If you can't reach down with needle nose pliers, try using a deep well socket (not a regular plug socket). Spark plug sockets have a rubber section in them to hold the plug in the socket. Therefore, a plug boot will prevent you from placing the socket over the plug. A regular deep well socket doesn't have that and you should be able to slide it over the boot to get on to the nut portion of the plug.
Let me know if that helps.
Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 AT 12:37 AM