Well, just like it sounds, I thought even a novice like me could change the spark plugs on my A4. My 9/16" spark plug socket was too long to fit into the small space on the side of the engine, so I pulled out the rubber insert from inside of it and pushed it into a standard 14mm socket. Renboy, As far as I know there is no reason to change from the spark plug socket to a regular socket to tighten up the spark plug. Then it just seems like there is not enough space between the plug and the heat shield for my socket to go in. Category: Toyota I tape the socket to the extension but didn't use enough tape and now the spark plug socket is stuck in the chamber. Spin in the spark plug a few turns by hand in the clockwise direction to prevent it from becoming cross threaded. I only used this to unscrew and pull out plugs after loosening them with a socket set first. The rubber gasket inside the spark plug socket came off when I pulled the socket off. Use the socket with the rubber insert to take the old plugs out (stops the old plugs falling back in)then use the socket without the rubber insert to put the new plugs in because you won't be able to remove the socket easily, the rubber insert will grip the plug when you pull the rachet/extension bar up leaving the socket way down in the cylinder. 23) Refit coil packs, and retaining bolts. If the correct plugs are in the car, it's a 14 mm thin wall spark plug socket to get them out. [QUOTE=Bryzed;3974005]Just get another spark plug socket and pull out the rubber insert that grips the plug. And the reverse holds true when re-installing the plug. This socket has a maximum diameter of 21.0 mm so it should work nicely. The OEM spark plugs on this 2013 Ford F150 with the Coyote 5.0L V8 engine are the Motorcraft CYFS-12Y or "CYFS12Y". Spark plug socket? I now have two rubber inserts from two sockets stuck on 2 spark plugs in my engine. Renekton 3/8 Inch Drive Spark Plug Socket Set, Rubber Retaining Inserts, SAE And Metric, 5/8-inch, 3/4-inch, 13/16-inch, 14mm, 18mm, With 90-Tooth Ratchet Wrench And Extension Bars, 7 … But my idiot self used a 13/16 socket and not the correct size of 5/8. What i am saying is could the rubber be stuck on the one plug you cannot remove from a previous change from another socket.....therefore another socket with the rubber insert would not be able to fit on to the plug. The socket I was using did not have a rubber insert, it got stuck in the number one spark plug, the socket is set too deep on the spark plug to get an extension on it Submitted: 11 years ago. I can’t seem to be able to remove my number 2 plug. 2. Disconnected the spark plug wires to the even numbered plugs. Carefully lower the new spark plug down into the well. Re: Deep socket stuck on spark plug- Help! With your plugs out, you can take advantage of a valuable opportunity: Check the condition of the used plugs. Once hand tight, use the ratchet to to about 1/2 turn further or 13 ft lbs of torque if using a torque wrench to fully tighten the spark plug. The EMGO number is 84-04116. The socket I was using did not have a rubber insert, it got stuck in the number one spark plug, the socket is set too deep on the spark plug to get an extension on it … read more Skyvisions Pull spark plug socket out. Discussion in '2005+ Mustang GT 4.6L Tech' started by SVTsupremecy, Apr 6, 2010. If you can't get on to the spark plug, it's either the wrong size plug or socket, there's something in the tube preventing the socket from dropping far enough, or your socket isn't deep enough. But I need to know where I can get the special sparkplug socket … Renekton 3/8 Inch Drive Spark Plug Socket Set, Rubber Retaining Inserts, SAE And Metric, 5/8-inch, 3/4-inch, 13/16-inch, 14mm, 18mm, With 90-Tooth Ratchet Wrench And Extension Bars, 7 … If using a gasket seat type spark plug, after installing finger tight, turn 1/4 to 5/8 of a turn. Next, install the spark plugs finger tight and, if using a taper seat spark plug, use a ratchet to rotate 1/16 of a turn. Lift the old spark plug straight out of the well and remove it from the socket. - switch to a regular socket for tightening. 146 0. The socket should have a rubber insert or a strong magnet to securely hold the plug in place. Comfort grip T-handle 3/8"Sq drive. The rubber insert usually goes in the bin after than. Apr 6, 2010 #1. I've tried a hooked wire coat hanger without success. 24) Refit air cleaner body, screws and bolts. In my car the plugs are down in a hole, I like the rubber inserts because it hold the plug securely in the socket once it is loose and the plug comes out with the socket. Using a 6" extension on a 5/8" spark plug socket, I slid the tool on top of the plug. Putting my 4" extension on my ratchet, I removed the even numbered plugs. It's stuck on the spark plug. I spotted a 16mm spark plug socket by EMGO at a local dealership and picked it up for the princely sum of $7.20 Cdn. Features 2-in-1 wobble and rigid bar. Hi, I was trying to replace spark plugs in my Corolla 2007 but the spark plug socket got stuck in the hole and cannot be pulled out nor easily turned either way. Features & Benefits of Halfords Professional Spark Plug Socket And now I can't get that spark plug back off, because the gasket must have pushed up or rolled such that I can't get the socket to seat on the plug anymore. So Im going to pull my spark plugs this weekend at 30,000 miles. Use the original socket (with the spark plug lightly pushed into it ) to put the spark plug in the head a couple of threads deep, then you should be able to remove the socket easily as it was only lightly pushed onto the spark plug. If you start tightening with spark plug socket, the rubber will squeeze tight then it gets stuck down there. It has the rubber insert to hold the head of the plug and interestingly it has a hex shaft that can be driven with a 10mm socket. SVTsupremecy forum member. Not sure if it engaged with the spark plug or not, but the more I turn it in either direction the harder it gets. Rubber socket inserts can be good, but I can't remember how many times the rubber insert stays on the plug and you finally realise why the plug lead doesn't seat properly! Supplied with 14mm Bi-hex, 16 and 21mm 6pt Chrome Vanadium spark plug sockets with rubber inserts. Insert the new plug tightly into the 5/8" socket so that it will not fall out, insert the plug back into the cylinder head thread using only the extension bar and hand tighten. Carefully lower the new spark plug down into the well. I got some NGK Laser Platinum BKR5EKPB-11 spark plugs and put some anti-seize on the threads...just a 3/8" wide smudge strip. Please help. Simply push the socket further onto the bar to fasten in the rigid position. If I had use the correct size spark plug, I can simply lossen the spark plug and get out the socket with the spark plug. Your spark plug socket should have a magnet or rubber insert to hold on to the plug. The plug (and boot) is surrounded by a heat shield. Take the rubber insert out of your socket and try it on the plug. How the heck can I remove the sparkplug socket rubber insert off of a plug that's screwed into my engine? The problem with spark plug socket + extension stuck together is for the rear bank's 3 sockets on the V6 engine. The socket goes in fine until a certain point. 22) Tighten plugs - if the plug socket has a rubber protection collar, it may get stuck on the plug terminal and be difficult to withdraw - that's what the long nosed pliers are for. Hi, In the process of recommissioning my 1997 650 Formula C, loads of parts arriving/arrived, one thing I'm stuck on is the spark plug socket?! The socket should have a rubber insert or a strong magnet to securely hold the plug in place. The only major difference is the rubber insert in the spark plug socket to hold the plug in the socket while installing/removing the plugs. Not sure it's designed for high torque and other reviewers have said it snapped for them so if your plugs are stuck in tight you probably also need a socket set. Magnet firmly holds both the insert in the socket, and the spark plug in the insert Helps prevent damage to the ceramic portion of the spark plug More Recently Viewed (1) Halfords Professional Spark Plug Socket. If your extensions and sockets don't grip well, they can split and force you to play the needle-nose pliers game (which sucks). 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. The plug should be placed into the socket with its threads facing out. There is a rubber grommet on the socket that holds the spark plug in position as you lower it into the engine, making it easier for you to thread the plug. next time you do a set of spark plugs, tape your extensions together with electrical tape. Some spark plugs sockets also incorporate a magnet that will hold the spark plug terminal in place making removal of the spark plug from the engine easier. Well, I have a problem.