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Old 05-12-2005, 04:42 PM   #1
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Jammed spark plug- need help asap

i have an 89 civic hb and i was going to change my spak plugs and ran into a huge problem. in chamber 3 the spark plug was jammed and i put excessive amounts of force only to end up having the spark plug break off. the weird thing is the whole spark plug came out except for the threads. any suggestions on how to get it out? this is my everyday car so i need help so i can get the car running again ASAP
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Old 05-12-2005, 04:54 PM   #2
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i have an 89 civic hb and i was going to change my spak plugs and ran into a huge problem. in chamber 3 the spark plug was jammed and i put excessive amounts of force only to end up having the spark plug break off. the weird thing is the whole spark plug came out except for the threads. any suggestions on how to get it out?
-Thx
Oh dear, you might be lucky, but usually this will involve taking the Cylinder Head off and using a 'Tap & Die' set to remove the plug. Given that this is a Japanese engine, I think that's more than likely gonna be the case....Use some WD-40 next time!

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ugh i was hoping i wouldnt have to do that, is there any way to get around that.. like anything long enough yet tough enough to get it out without taking the cylinder head off?
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Old 05-12-2005, 05:21 PM   #4
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ugh i was hoping i wouldnt have to do that, is there any way to get around that.. like anything long enough yet tough enough to get it out without taking the cylinder head off?

judging from the ugh! i guess you have the head that the plug go straight down throught the valve cover you might remove the valve cover and be able to get closer to the plug hole you said the threaded part of the plug is still in there so you maybe able to use an ez-out(most parts store's sell these just get the right size to fit inside the plugs threaded piece you also may want to soak the threads with a good penetrating oil or use some heat to warm up the threaded piece then use the ez-out if this dont work then its removeing the head for a heli-coil repair you could do this with it on but all the metal shaveings will go into the cylinder and you can't remove this(risk damage to cylinder/rings)
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I took off the valve cover and it did not get me any closer.. only like 1/4 in. its a deep hole and the threads are pretty far down.. is an ez-out long enough?
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Old 05-13-2005, 12:19 AM   #6
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also the threads are so tight they are like welded on it seems...took every last bit of strength to break the plug out thats why it seems almost impossible to get the threads out
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