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. Or the socket grips the spark plug too firmly and stays there when you pull the ratchet/extension bar out. 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. 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. The socket goes in fine until a certain point. 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. 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. 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. With your plugs out, you can take advantage of a valuable opportunity: Check the condition of the used plugs. Apr 6, 2010 #1. 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) Your spark plug socket should have a magnet or rubber insert to hold on to the plug. 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 your extensions and sockets don't grip well, they can split and force you to play the needle-nose pliers game (which sucks). Disconnected the spark plug wires to the even numbered plugs. Lift the old spark plug straight out of the well and remove it from the socket. And also, of course the rubber stays on the spark plug. 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. 23) Refit coil packs, and retaining bolts. 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 Spin in the spark plug a few turns by hand in the clockwise direction to prevent it from becoming cross threaded. Features 2-in-1 wobble and rigid bar. 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. Discussion in '2005+ Mustang GT 4.6L Tech' started by SVTsupremecy, Apr 6, 2010. 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. A poor quality plug socket can cause this too if its rubber insert pops out easily. 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. 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. 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 should have a rubber insert or a strong magnet to securely hold the plug in place. I only used this to unscrew and pull out plugs after loosening them with a socket set first. It went pretty well for three of them, but the last one in the back was not budging. Comfort grip T-handle 3/8"Sq drive. 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. So Im going to pull my spark plugs this weekend at 30,000 miles. But my idiot self used a 13/16 socket and not the correct size of 5/8. Not sure if it engaged with the spark plug or not, but the more I turn it in either direction the harder it gets. Re: Deep socket stuck on spark plug- Help! Using a 6" extension on a 5/8" spark plug socket, I slid the tool on top of the plug. I can’t seem to be able to remove my number 2 plug. The socket should have a rubber insert or a strong magnet to securely hold the plug in place. Hi There, 1995 dodge ram 1500 4x4 5.2L v8 I replaced 7 out of the 8 spark plugs in my truck. Well, just like it sounds, I thought even a novice like me could change the spark plugs on my A4. Take the rubber insert out of your socket and try it on the plug. The plug should be placed into the socket with its threads facing out. And the reverse holds true when re-installing the plug. that's it. Category: Toyota You can't put the sockets back into the hole to retrieve the plugs. 146 0. 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. 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 … Well, I have a problem. The rubber gasket inside the spark plug socket came off when I pulled the socket off. Carefully lower the new spark plug down into the well. Spin in the spark plug a few turns by hand in the clockwise direction to … It's stuck on the spark plug. I now have two rubber inserts from two sockets stuck on 2 spark plugs in my engine. Putting my 4" extension on my ratchet, I removed the even numbered plugs. Features & Benefits of Halfords Professional Spark Plug Socket Attach your spark plug socket to a short 2 or 3 inch extension bar and insert them into the spark plug well. Use your hand to turn the spark plug clockwise and screw it into the engine. 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. The OEM spark plugs on this 2013 Ford F150 with the Coyote 5.0L V8 engine are the Motorcraft CYFS-12Y or "CYFS12Y". I've tried a hooked wire coat hanger without success. 24) Refit air cleaner body, screws and bolts. This socket has a maximum diameter of 21.0 mm so it should work nicely. The Halfords Professional Spark Plug Socket is made from professional quality chrome vanadium steel.The rubber insert retains and protects the spark plug. SVTsupremecy forum member. plug stuck in socket, Push a new spark plug into the spark plug socket. How the heck can I remove the sparkplug socket rubber insert off of a plug that's screwed into my engine? Pull spark plug socket out. The EMGO number is 84-04116. 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! The rubber insert usually goes in the bin after than. Supplied with 14mm Bi-hex, 16 and 21mm 6pt Chrome Vanadium spark plug sockets with rubber inserts. 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. The plug (and boot) is surrounded by a heat shield. Spark plug socket? 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. 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?! Spark plug sockets have a rubber insert that surrounds the insulator and holds it evenly inside the socket during installation. "Champion recommends that you do not use an anti-seize compound, since one has already been applied to the plugs at the factory. Halfords Professional Spark Plug Socket. If you start tightening with spark plug socket, the rubber will squeeze tight then it gets stuck down there. [QUOTE=Bryzed;3974005]Just get another spark plug socket and pull out the rubber insert that grips the plug. Then it just seems like there is not enough space between the plug and the heat shield for my socket to go in. next time you do a set of spark plugs, tape your extensions together with electrical tape. I tape the socket to the extension but didn't use enough tape and now the spark plug socket is stuck in the chamber. Carefully lower the new spark plug down into the well. 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. the way I put mine together is 5/8 socket, a flex extension, and then a 6" extension. 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 … 2. 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. Spark plug socket broke AND stuck in chamber... 2000 Audi A4 1.8L turbo. If the correct plugs are in the car, it's a 14 mm thin wall spark plug socket to get them out. If using a gasket seat type spark plug, after installing finger tight, turn 1/4 to 5/8 of a turn. The problem with spark plug socket + extension stuck together is for the rear bank's 3 sockets on the V6 engine. Please help. - switch to a regular socket for tightening. Simply push the socket further onto the bar to fasten in the rigid position. 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. 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. 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