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post #1 of 11 Old 06-22-2006, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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broken off spark plug

Does anyone have any tips for removing a broken spark plug? It is sticking out a bit, but the hex part is broken off. It is not easy to get to. I don't want to drill it out until I have exhausted all other options.
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post #2 of 11 Old 06-22-2006, 10:10 PM
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Dude that really sucks. I feel for you. I wish you luck but I forsee a pulled head.

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That happened to a guy I work with just last month. He drilled it out, but in the process he got a lot of metal shavings in the cylinder, so he had to clean that out. After about 2 weeks he got it all done himself, but on his way home 2 days later some girl on a cell phone ran a stop sign and totalled his truck.



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What the &#@%

What in the heck is going on? I haven't had to worry or mess w/ spark plugs in I don't know how long. I've never even heard of being able to break a plug off below the hex. Is the quality of spark plugs going to crap or is this a Jeep issue?
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post #5 of 11 Old 06-23-2006, 08:58 AM
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What in the heck is going on? I haven't had to worry or mess w/ spark plugs in I don't know how long. I've never even heard of being able to break a plug off below the hex. Is the quality of spark plugs going to crap or is this a Jeep issue?
Exactly what I was thinking : How did it break below the hex head area?? Ive broken spark plugs several times on all kinds of vehicles but it was always the porcelean (sp?) part that is sticking out and I was still able to put a socket or spark plug wrench on it to remove and replace it. I cant even see how it could break below that point? How did it happen or what where you doing? Will an easy out work?
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anything to grab with vise grips?? any way u could notch it and use a flathead screwdriver? How did you break the hex part off? did it happen while trying to remove it? if so maybe it is pretty frozen, in which case u need to drill it out. Please, whatever you do, remove the head before drilling, it will save you alot of headaches later, for the work it will take now to remove it.

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It is actually in a ford truck not the Jeep. It broke just below the hex part. There is about a 1/4 to 1/2 inch of metal sticking out. These plug have never been changed as far as I can tell (it's someone else's truck). It broke because it is frozen in there. I am going to try heating it with a torch, but the head is aluminum so I can't get it very hot. I will try notching it and beating with a hammer and screwdriver. Any more tips, post them up.

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Dont Heat It If It Has Aluminum Heads They Are To Expensive To Mess Up Plus You Will Not Be Able To Get Just One Head To Relace It. Spark Plugs In Aluminum Heads Need To Have Anti-sieze Put On Hte Threads Before Installing (maybe This Is Why They Are So Stuck) If Vise Grips Or Similiar Doesnt Work I Would Take The Head Of (no Question About It) Its Not That Hard To Remove Fuel Injected Or Carbuerated. It Is Not Fun Though I Just Recently Had To Pull My Aluminum Heads Off Of My Ford P/u Because I Blew The Head Gaskets With Only 6psi Of Boost (think I Ran Low On Fuel Pressure) Anyways It Took Most Of The Weekend On A Fuel Injected Vehicle
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That happened to a guy I work with just last month. He drilled it out, but in the process he got a lot of metal shavings in the cylinder, so he had to clean that out. After about 2 weeks he got it all done himself, but on his way home 2 days later some girl on a cell phone ran a stop sign and totalled his truck.


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post #10 of 11 Old 06-23-2006, 03:40 PM
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spark plug

Have you tryed an easy out, if you can drill a hole, but you don't want anything droping into the cyl. hole, or you will have to remove the head.
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post #11 of 11 Old 06-23-2006, 03:47 PM
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[QUOTE=FLATFENDER54] Spark Plugs In Aluminum Heads Need To Have Anti-sieze Put On Hte Threads Before Installing (maybe This Is Why They Are So Stuck) [QUOTE]

VERY VERY true, ask me how I know. Wait a minute, you already know now. I use anti-sieze on all plugs no matter what. Please use from now on untill the day you die.
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