When I push down on the spark plug wire on the engine I fell a thump like something is hitting the spark plug what would cause this its a 98 Honda civic ex

Joey Frechette

Asked by Apr 09, 2015 at 09:43 PM about the 1998 Honda Civic Coupe EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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If you do not here a tap or knock,it probably is just the firing of the plug that you are feeling.

Joey Frechette

It dose make a knocking noise and I don't fell it on the other spark plugs only that one

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

If you here a knock,then it will be the valves, in the head,may need a rebiuld.

Joey Frechette

Ok thanks


It's possible that the reach on that one plug is too long. Meaning that the part that screws into the head is too long and the top of the piston is hitting the bottom of the spark plug. Remove the spark plug and inspect the tip (electrode) for damage. If it's banged up, that's what's going on. Replace the plug with a correct one. HTH. -Jim

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