Compression tester extension is stuck in spark plug socket.

Asked by Sep 25, 2009 at 09:06 PM about the 1991 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr L AWD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have tried getting the extension out with needle nose pliers, Screw drivers, the ratchet socket won't go around the
extension because there isn't enough space. I screwed a spark plug into the extension thinking it would screw out with
the extension but i think i tightened it more. I have been having alot of grief over this. No one seems to know what to
do. I am thinking about suing the company that makes the extension for not putting a disclaimer saying not to use the
extension with Subaru engines. The car is still running just on 3 cylinders. Anyone have any ideas?   

1 Answer

45

First of all STOP DRIVING THE CAR.. I don't think that is too healthy for it... Have you tried hose pliers? This isn't the only time something like this has happened so don't feel bad.. Try some loctite also on the Compression tester, screw it back into the adapter and let it sit for an hour or so to cure.. If all else fails, you're probably gonna have to remove the head and get it out that way.. Might as well get new head gaskets while it's off

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Compression tester extension is stuck in spark plug socket. 3 answers

    I have tried getting the extension out with needle nose pliers, Screw drivers, the ratchet socket won't go around the extension because there isn't enough space. I screwed a spark plug into the exten...

    1991 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr L AWD Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Stuck in park is there a way to move it? 6 answers

    94 Subaru Legacy Stuck in park Is there a way to work around it and get it out of park so I can have it checked out? I DO NOT want to pay to have it towed to the shop.

    1994 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr L Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • how to replace entire 1998 legacy wagon R tail light assembly 2 answers

    Just getting started doing this and stopped because looks like I have so much interior trim to remove to get at 2 of the 4 attachment nuts. I may be going about it wrong. Any thoughts?

    1998 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr L AWD Wagon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I need instructions on replacing the spark plug wires on my 2003 Subaru Baja 11 answers

    I have purchased the new wire kit and had an auto shop run a diagnostic. Cylinder #4 is misfiring and it appears that particular wire is arcing. I've never replaced the wires and the car has 167,000...

    2003 Subaru Baja AWD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • tools needed to change oil on 2015 forester 2 answers

    unable to remove drain plug; what size tool is needed?

    2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Subaru Legacy Questions

Subaru Legacy Experts

#1 Anthony_60
Anthony_60
Reputation 1,240
#2 Nick Eidemiller
Nick Eidemiller
Reputation 700
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 680
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Toyota Camry
999 Great Deals out of 90,916 listings starting at $650
Used Honda Civic
657 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Corolla
784 Great Deals out of 73,831 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW 3 Series
973 Great Deals out of 31,729 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Subaru Legacy For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 10,161 listings starting at $17,432
2016 Subaru Legacy For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 836 listings starting at $10,995
2015 Subaru Legacy For Sale
42 Great Deals out of 1,024 listings starting at $10,700
2014 Subaru Legacy For Sale
42 Great Deals out of 1,105 listings starting at $8,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.