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Old 07-22-2003, 08:49 PM   #1
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I have two Saturns and a 92 Chev Lumina APV with a 3.8 V-6. I've never had trouble getting wires off the plugs on my Saturns, but the APV wires are about impossible to get off. I know this is Saturn forum (I haven't had much luck on the Chevy forums). - I just wondered, do any of you have any ideas of how I can get those wires off, - w/o pulling the whole engine?!

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Old 07-22-2003, 11:36 PM   #2
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If they have been on there for a long time you may not be able to get them off at all--they may have stuck/melted/deteriorated to the plugs too much . I once was helping someone change some plug wires on a car whose wires hadn't been removed in years=same problem as yours. To make a long story short we cut the wires and used a knife to cut the boot away from the plug till we got enough off to get the spark plug socket on there. Buy some of that boot protector stuff (like $1) so it won't happen again.

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Old 07-22-2003, 11:43 PM   #3
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Use boot release silicone grease on the plug insulators the next time and they'll come off easily.

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Old 07-23-2003, 12:34 AM   #4
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If you havent tried so already, a set of plug boot pliers might also help to grab onto the boots.

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twist them and pull.

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Thanks for your advice, everyone. I ended cutting the wires above the boot, sliding the metal heat sheild off, and then cutting the boot off. Since they are on the far bank it involved laying on the engine and doing everything by feel, - but I am thankful to have the old wires off and new plugs and wires on!

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Did you use boot protector gel so it won't happen again?? If not, go get some and put it on soon.

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