How to Use a Spark Plug Wrench

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Firstly, make sure the engine has cooled. Now remove the wire and boot from the spark plug. Position the spark plug wrench over the plug and use the handle to help rotate the wrench counterclockwise to loosen the plug.

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Install the new spark plug by screwing it into the cylinder head by hand, then use the wrench to secure it. Be careful not to over-tighten or damage the plug itself. Once secured, attach the spark plug wire and boot. It will be good if you have the spark plug sizes chart.

Make Your Own Spark Plug Socket

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There are two kind of socket, one is the special socket has rubber inside and the other one is the regular socket, and look at the difference. For regular sockets, when you lock it down and you leave, it will drop. However for special socket you push it in it would stay. So the special socket is used for pulling the spark plug out.

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There are quite a few different issue here, the first is so if you do have a special socket, it’s very good to use it the pull spark plug out, but when you install a new one, if the rubber is too tight, you end up disconnect at the wrong point.

See if you have a wrench and you want to pull it, you want the socket come out but if the rubber is too tight, you end up disconnecting on the wrong place because the socket itself will stay there, and it’s hard to get it out.

So my solution is I pull this spark plug out with special socket and when I installed a new one I use the regular socket that doesn’t have a rubber so it’s easy to come off but if you don’t have a special socket, what do you do? I will show you two ways to work around.

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The first way is you just have a regular socket and I have some packaging material and this is not a styrofoam, it’s a little bit softer than the styrofoam and you can cut a round corner easily with a scissors and push it in, use a screwdriver to make a hole.

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I will try with the spark plug which this will snuck in it and will hold the spark plug to come out. But one thing you have to be careful, you do not want this to drop in the engine. Therefore I use the tape and just cover it on top and then I puncture a hole and try with the spark plug and this will function as a rubber, so this will hold.

spark plug wrenchIn order to do this, you have to lose all the spark plugs without the packing material using the regular wrench and then you put this in and take all four or six spark plug out.

Alternatively if you have a magnetic device you can fish this out. See it’s easily you can put this and fish this out. You can get this magnetic retrieval device from home depot or any other hardware store. This is a solid kind and this end is a cable and the other end is magnetic tip. So that’s another way you can work around for the socket.

Homemade Spark Plug Wrench Size

spark plug sizes chartHey guys Jeff Baker here, today I’m changing the spark plugs and wires on my 1999 chevy s-10 pickup. It’s a v6 if any of you’ve ever worked on it, you’ve probably found that getting to the spark plug the middle spark plug on the driver side is a pain in the butt.

So I came up with this  little tool here, it’s basically a three-quarter inch wrench with a socket welded to the end. So let me show you how this works.

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So here you can see the spark plug and and it’s right behind the steering shaft, which is almost  impossible to get to with a regular spark plug socket for lawn mower and a ratchet. so what this gadget does is lets you take a standard spark plug socket slip it on the spark plug behind the steering shaft just like you would with any of the other spark plugs.

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Then take our modified ratchet wrench and the three-quarter inch side fits right on the spark plug socket. So you say great, well now I got my wrench on there and now I can’t get any leverage to loosen the spark plug that’s why the socket is welded to the end because now you can take your ratchet with an extension and break it loose.

Now you can spin your  spark plug out and put your new one in the exact same way. So there’s a helpful tip for you, hopefully maybe you can come up with something like that if you’re making your own sort of little tools like this. I’d love to see pictures of them so thanks a lot for watching.

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