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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-14-2010, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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i am having a hard time removing a spark plug it wont turn at all i am affraid to remove it my engine is a 4.2 1997 ford xl 4x4

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Have you tried spraying it with any sort of penetrating oil ? I've heard of guys using WD-40 and such with good results.....soak it, walk away, try again as required.

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I'm gonna say the same as GT4MT said get some WD-40 spray the plug let it soak and keep adding the WD-40 till you can feel the plug turn, but don't force it or it will break off.

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ok i wil try that
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i treied it and it was not w40 but i only had to do one spark plus the others i got the mecanic to change them and wires i do not have a garage i work outdoors in mother nature not much fun in this snow and wind was only 45 dollars in labor and no tax
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Well there you go - no sense freezing your fingers off for the sake of $45 and the risk of busting it off. (The spark plug, not your finger...but I guess if it was cold enough,and I'm guessing Kapuskasing would be.)

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But does your truck run any better now ? I'd rather work in my garage or my heated shop next door over doing any work outside on my truck

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well truck seems to be better everything was about 5 years old they old owner told me so it was do now next will be 02 sensors
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always put a little anti seize on the threads of the new spark plugs, and use a snap-on flex spark plug socket if posible.
If the spark plug is siezed, then a 3/8 drive impact gun will help, but which ever tool you use to get it out, you should use pentrating oil once you get it to move. Work the wrench back and forth while spraying the threds with penatrating oil. The penatration oil won't do anything until you can get it to move though. (it just makes you feel better) lol.

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