Spring Stuck between spark plug and tube
I was changing the spark plugs and I have onew left. Problem is that one of the individual coil packs got destroyed and a piece of the spring from inside the boot, about 1/4 of an inch, broke off. Now that piece of spring is lodged between the spark plug and the tube. I can't get the plug out because the spring will not allow the socket to go down enough to grab the plug. I can't remove the tube because it is attached to the inside under the valve cover gasket. I can't get the spring out either.
Let me tell you what I have tried:
Flat head screwdriver
o-ring hooks (4 different kinds)
needle nose pliers
I'm sure there are others I am not remembering HELP!!!
An O-ring hook is what I would use, are they not long enough? Try pushing down on the socket crushing the spring to get the plug out?
If you have access to compressed air, that might work. HTH. -Jim
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