I rewmoved a stuck plug on a Dodge van 318 fuelinjected motor by using a socket that was 1 mm to small for the plug (21mm) and a can of air for dusting off computers. I turned the can sideways and frosted the plug then pounded the socket on and used a breaker bar ever so gently about three times and presto it tuned, hard at first then I pulled of the small soket and used the regular one no problem.
I have never heard of that, quite frankly. If the threads toward the piston are damaged, they wouldn't have gone in to begin with. (It sounds like the plug is coming out part way and then meeting resistance of bad threads or something.) Did a timing belt get off and let a piston smash a plug? The plug hole can be rethreaded if it's not too bad depending on the head material. I think I'd call my buddy at the head rebuilding shop.
My father, a heavy duty mechanic, says: "clear the area, use a propane torch to heat the head around the plug, try to take it out while the plug is cooler than the head". I'd suggest keeping a fire extinguisher on hand, though. My father is a little crazier than I am :)
I continually soak it in a high quality penetrating fluid. And turn it out a little and back in a little, back out a little and back in a little. Eventually, with a little skill you might get it without breaking. You may end up pulling the threads out of the head, but you can insert a heli-coil and get your new plug back in. May end up pulling the head if it doesn't go so well.
I recommend you go out and buy some Break Away and let it soak for about 15 to 20 min. Then work it back and forth until it comes loose.
Be sure you don't try the propane torch suggestion if you've already used a penetrating oil (or spray) of any sort-- you'd *definitely* need that fire extinguisher! It would be safer to apply something cold directly to the plug if you wish to take advantage of the same principle of differential thermal expansion/contraction, but I can't vouch for this technique as I've never used it. (The metal presumably conducts heat (and cold) better than the ceramic plug, so this reverse technique is doubtful.) Personally, I vote for the repeated applications of penetrating oil (let it soak) combined with *patient* back-and-forth screwing and unscrewing as recommended above. (And in the future use an antiseize compound on the threads of the new plugs and change them more frequently!--They're cheap!)
In regards to using "anti-seize" compound, it's NOT a good idea to use this. It will reduce the friction your plug needs to torque the plug correctly (9 ft lbs. usually, check manuals). If you are unfamilliar with anti-seize compound or toque wrench usage, it is best to dry install. Hand tighten, then tighten a quarter turn after that. (aluminum heads only) As far as removing the spark plug, it's best to take it to a automotive shop. To do it yourself (depending if the spark plug is still whole or just the outer threads remaining in the head), PB Blaster is good to help "loosen" the grip of the reminant plug. You will need extractors and an extractor T-handle. Best bet though is to take it to a shop, as they are responsible for any further damages resulting from extraction. Shops are pretty darn good at this practice. Well worth the money and hardship. Appox. price range is 50-150 dollars.
First--I agree with the spray it and then rock it back and forth crowd. I'll go both ways on the anti-seize: You CAN get away without it (just don't overtighten or go too long between changes). BUT, you can also use it; just don't use too much. It does make it easier next time.
Second--JUST TO MAKE SURE--no one has mentioned/asked are you using a spark plug puller? There are specialty tools for this; they come stock w most ratchet sets. They have the rubber boot inserted to help not damage the plug and to cushion the application of force. USE ONE OF THOSE. Now for the upsell--they also have specialty tools (cheap) for getting the plug out that are like a wrench w a knuckle so you can twist better without having just a straight shot only. Specialty tools are not always necessary--but they are always helpful. You local stores have these--just ask. Take a slow walk through the tool aisle.
Heat could be the answer but I don�t recommend the blow torch idea. Try running the engine up to normal operating temperature then unscrew the plug 1 /4 turn. Re-tighten it a bit less than 1 /4 turn and then unscrew it a bit more. Repeat this until the plug is free. If the plug is simply too tight or snaps there used to be a "helicoil" kit available. Admittedly it's been a few years since I quit the trade and I don't know if they are still produced. But using these kits involved removing the head, drilling out the stuck plug, tapping a new oversize thread and inserting a "helicoil".
Some times being at a bad angle can make a big difference. If your at a bad angle with a standard ratchet try a flex head ratchet with a long handle (can also help in cramped areas) and/or possibly a long t-handle. Like everyone says above let it soak with penetrating oil like Liquid Wrench. I got mine to break loose this way. I was afraid to put too much force on it, but if you don't try hard enough you prolly won't get it/them loose. I also suggest using anti-sieze when reinstalling.
Pull on it, its just stuck.
If you mean that the wire came out of the boot, then pull the boot off of the spark plug and use a spark plug socket to remove the spark plug.
To remove the stuck spark plugs, you can break them loose and then start to get them tighter as you rotate them out. The ratchet wrench can also be used to remove the stuck spark plugs.
remove socket with item stuck get screwdriver push threw and watch out for palm!
Remove the spark plug wire. Using a 5/8" spark plug socket with appropriate extension and driver unscrew the spark plug and remove it. The spark plug gap should be set to .045". Replace spark plug and reattach wire.
Remove the spark plug wires from the spark plugs, use an extension for your Allen wrench, and use a spark plug socket to remove the spark plug.
Spark Plug Wires? Remove them 1 at a time from the spark plug to the distributor or the ION pack, remove and replace the spark plug, add the new spark plug wire from the newly added spark plug to the distributor or ION pack.
Pop the hood open, remove the filter to the carburator, remove 1 spark plug wire boot at the front right side while facing the engine, remove the spark plug, add the new spark plug as well as the spark plug wire boot.
Remove the spark plug wire from the spark plug and make sure it will not touch the spark plug. Or, you can remove the spark plug, but be sure and cover the hole so no debris will fall into the cylinder.
Get a spark plug socket and wrench that fits the plug body and remove it by turning counter-clockwise.
Remove the rubber cover and plug lead from spark plug. Using a bike plug spanner [cheap at your favourite auto supermart] remove plug.
Disconnect the battery, remove the spark plug cables, and spark plug boots. Remove the old spark plugs and replace with the new spark plugs. Replace the spark plug cables and connect the battery.
If the spark plug is cracked and will not turn out on a 2000 Pontiac Montana, a person might have to remove the manifold to get at the plug. Removing the alternator can also help but if the plug is stuck, the manifold will have to come off to get the plug out.
you must take the top module off the engine and then remove the rubber plugs that are on top of the spark plug, then use the spark plug sockets to get them out you must take the top module off the engine and then remove the rubber plugs that are on top of the spark plug, then use the spark plug sockets to get them out you must take the top module off the engine and then remove the rubber plugs that are on top of the spark plug, then use the spark plug sockets to get them out
The spark plugs on a Ford Explorer are replaced by first disconnecting the battery. Remove the spark plug using a spark plug socket. Replace with the factory recommended spark plug.
Remove the spark plug wires from the spark plug. Be sure to leave the other end attached to the distributer cap. Then remove that spark plug from the cylinder with a spark plug wrench and re-insert the plug into the spark plug wire boot that you previously removed. Have someone turn the inition key as if starting the engine. Stay clear of moving parts etc. while observing the spark plug end. You should see a spark.
A stuck chainsaw ripcord is likely jammed. Remove the spark plug to see if that allows you to pull the cord. If it still won't pull remove the cover in order to see if the flywheel is able to move.
Disconnect the battery, remove the intake manifold, remove the spark plug boot covers and cables, and remove the old spark plugs. Put in the new spark plugs, attach the spark plug boot covers and cables, replace the intake manifold and connect the battery.
If a plug is just stuck in the hole, it can be removed with the correct tool. You should use a spark plug wrench to remove it. Sometimes it just takes a little extra elbow grease.
Remove the coil on top of the plug, and there is the spark plug.
You can change the spark plugs on the 1997 Toyota Tacoma yourself. Remove the ground wire and spark plug wire. Remove plug. Replace the plug with a plug made specially for your model car.
To change the spark plugs in a Chevy Celebrity: 1. Give the spark plug boot a twist to free it up from the spark plug, then pull on the boot to remove the spark plug wire from the spark plug. 2. Use a 5/8" spark plug socket with an extension and ratchet or breaker bar to loosen then remove the spark plug. 3. Set the gap on the new plug to .045" then screw it back into the spark plug hole in the head. Tighten the spark plug and replace the spark plug wire. I change the spark plugs one at a time to keep from getting the spark plug wires on the wrong spark plug.
Disconnect the battery, remove the spark plug cables, and remove the old spark plugs. Put in the new spark plugs, attached the spark plug cables, and connect the battery.
Disconnect the battery, remove the spark plugs wires and boots and remove the spark plugs. Put in the spark plugs, replace the spark plug wires and boots, and connect the battery.