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broken spark plug

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by EricD701, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. EricD701

    EricD701 Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    whats the best way to remove a broken spark plug?

    It broke off at the hex so just the threaded portion is still in the head with som of the ceramic.

    Its a 97 5.7L chevy 2500 #4 cylinder.

    Is an ez out the best way? I have heard of a special tool made for getting out broken plugs but have never seen one or now where go get one.

    Just trying to avoid taking the head off.

    thanks.
     
  2. Mike N

    Mike N Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    A big easy out should do the trick.
     
  3. Clint S

    Clint S Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    I have gotten a few out with an ez out and hope the ceramic insulator goes out through the exhaust
     
  4. damian

    damian Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    i remove the ceramic inside and make the plug hollow,i then heat it with torch to break the rust bond and spray it cool w/pb blaster or some other penatrating oil,then i use a scew extractor and they come right out.good luck.
     
  5. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    :cool:tymusicIve used a EZ out but the last time I had a problem my auto shop sold me the screw type extractor. It works excellent.
     
  6. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Good luck with the plug!!....good thing we don't have any storms right around the corner for us =]
     
  7. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    The screw type extractor in my opinion is the best. Dont hesistate to put a extended bar on it. I know its got your truck down but usually its a quick fix. Good Luck
     
  8. EricD701

    EricD701 Senior Member
    Messages: 150


    its ok if it snows, I don't have this truck set up for plowing yet.
     
  9. EricD701

    EricD701 Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    Thanks for the advice all :salute:
     
  10. EricD701

    EricD701 Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    all fixed... :)

    was able to get it out so i didn't have to take the head off ::big sigh::