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Unread 04-13-2006, 01:18 PM   #1
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Spark Plug Boots

Wanted to change the spark plugs, but the boots won't give. Already ripped one, was wondering what kind of tricks you guys know...

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Unread 04-13-2006, 01:29 PM   #2
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Put a thin coat of good dielectric grease on the inside of them every time you change plugs.
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Unread 04-13-2006, 07:21 PM   #3
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Put a thin coat of good dielectric grease on the inside of them every time you change plugs.
You see, i kinda want to take them off...and i haven't changed nor touched the boots ever since i got the jeep (2yrs..i know...) and they just won't budge...
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Unread 04-13-2006, 07:25 PM   #4
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Use a spark plug wire puller if you aren't already and just try to get a good grip on it. Had the same problem with mine.
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Unread 04-13-2006, 07:35 PM   #5
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Get a a pair of pliars and at the base of the boot, grab it with the pliars while holding the plug wire in your hand. Pull the wire and the boot with the pliars at the same time. arounf the boot, do not crush the plug with the pliars.

If you are replacing the wires anyway, don't worry about the boot, just pull the wire out of the top of the boot and then once the wire is out of the boot grab the end with pliars and pull.

Remember to do one wire at a time to avoid a wire mix up, and the jeep not running at all or firing wrong.

If your plug wires are stuck on that badly, I would say they have been on way too long and should be replaced anyway.
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Unread 04-15-2006, 09:38 AM   #6
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I got them out...the damn things were on there pretty good. Ended up changing the plug wires. Tried taking them out without damaging them, but that didn't workout all that great. Note to self: change spark plugs more frequently. Thanks dudes
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