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Old 06-19-2014, 08:18 PM   #1
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I was changing the plugs in my car and this happen. How do i get the rest of the plug out?
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:40 PM   #2
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this is really common with those plugs. There are pullers out there which can extract the broken shell from the head.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:59 PM   #3
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Check the TSB that describes this chronic issue. http://cdn.lrsstatic.com/downloads/t...sb08-07-06.pdf
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:32 PM   #4
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I bought the Lisle spark plug remover tool but the whole plug is in there. Just the threaded part came off the plug. Is there a different tool that can grab ahold of the plug and I can pull it out?
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you break the porcelin part of the plug, it should all be outlined in the lisle tool instructions. i had the same thing happen to me
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:08 AM   #6
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Please don't take this the wrong way cause I mean no offense.. But did you not read the thousands of dreadful stories of these plugs breaking.. It takes a LOT of patience or the early s197's for these plugs to come out in one piece. Next time you will know on the 2 piece autolites. To answer yor question the listle tool kit includes all the tools needed to remove all the way these plugs break.
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:23 AM   #7
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@ drewsky....yes I read all the stories about these plugs which means i did all the stuff you are suppose to do before hand. No one ever showed a pic of a "broken" plug before or showed how to get said plug out. Everyone just says buy the tool. Well the tool comes with zero instructions. I watched a you tube video with someone using the tool but it was on a plug that was really broken, like the porcelain part of the plug was broke off. So how do I break off the porcelain part of the plug? I can barely get a pair of needle nose pliers down the hole. Thanks for any help that anyone can provide.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:56 AM   #8
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I wonder if you can use one of those magnetic pick up tools?
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:11 AM   #9
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I have a pair of needle nose pliers that i tried to use. I got a hold of the top of the spark plug but couldnt pull it out. I couldnt get a good grip. Not much room in there.
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:35 PM   #10
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if it were me, i'd put something down the hole beside the plug to use as a lever to break the porcelain. maybe a wooden dowel from home depot. anything that will fit tighten between the wall and plug should break it.

Being the stubborn sob that I am, i'd probably first buy a pair of really long vise grips.
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