Rear spark plugs and wires

Tiny
JEIGABROADT
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  • 2003 PONTIAC MONTANA
  • 3.4L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 214,744 MILES
I am having a hard time getting the rear spark plug wires off. Do you have any tips or suggest any too that would help? I have twisted and pulled on the wires as hard as I possibly could. I have tried with a spark plug wire wrench as well and they would not budge. Thanks for any suggestions!
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Friday, August 25th, 2017 AT 6:13 PM

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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If you have room,

What about a pair of these?

https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/k-tool-international-spark-plug-boot-pliers-kti70750/22984488-P?searchTerm=spark+plug+pliers

There are other styles and brands.

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Friday, August 25th, 2017 AT 7:10 PM
Tiny
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I have tried those. I cannot get the right angle on them to pull the boot off of the plug. I have tried just about everything it is beginning to get a bit frustrating.
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Friday, August 25th, 2017 AT 7:31 PM
Tiny
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If they are made from a "giving" kind of material,

Can you stick them in a vise/some sort of crack and bend the end into a usable angle?

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Friday, August 25th, 2017 AT 7:36 PM
Tiny
STEVE W.
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If you are replacing the wires just cut them with a knife to split the boot. Grab them with a pair of needle nose pliers and twist them like you are unscrewing a bolt. They can get stuck real bad.
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Friday, August 25th, 2017 AT 9:49 PM

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