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Forget all of the tape, wiggle, pliers, etc.... spend $1.00 and buy a spark plug socket with a rubber insert - see my info on this website regarding chaning plugs in a Toyota highlander.

There are some spark plug wrenches that have a rubber insert that holds them. Or there are tools that have a magnet on the end, or ones the have fingers that open up when you press in the handle that allows you to grab the plug.

Go to your local auto parts store and get a really long pair if needle nose pliars. Worked for me.

I put a small piece of Duct Tape on the tip of the socket extension and force it into the socket. Wiggle slightly to release from the plug and it stays on just fine, no needle nose required.

Best thing that i gound works is taking a piece of masking tap about 6 inches long and wraping it around the spark plug socket and the extension. Of course you need the wide 2 inch tape to do this.

How about just using the plug wire?
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Q: Any tips on changing the spark plugs on a Toyota where the plugs are down in the engine and the socket slips off the plug when pulling up?
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