01 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 5.2 unable to get socket on spark plugs (3) of them due to the tubes dodge has around plugs any help ???


Asked by Apr 01, 2013 at 09:47 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Are you using a deep long reach thin wall spark plug socket?


To answer tennisshoes question yes & yes got 5 of them allredy have been told corrosion buildup inside tube & around plug just not sure how to go @ this shops tell me $100-300 no straight up answer.


Ok use some diesel fuel and run a little down the tube and let it soak overnight if possible, the fuel should break down the corrosion and let you install the plug socket. Make sure you use some air pressure and blow out the tubes as you slowly remove the spark plugs, that will keep the crud from going into the cylinders, it will be messy so clean up before you fire it up after the repair.

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