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Spark Plug Socket Can't get to plug

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by MajorDave, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    OK - here it is...

    -Got 7 of 8 out - no problem.
    -last one is killing me. Got camera in there and it seems to be an indent (you can zoom in, but actually can see as it is above) on middle right (next to shiny edge of spark plug edge) and prevents socket getting in there (I THINK!?).
    -I PB'd it
    -I tried 5/8, new spark plug socket, 5/8 half-inch, 5/8 three eights, 14mm half inch and three eigths.
    -Got a universal socket in there - rubber mallet with ext and hammer!

    -Got the impact wrench in there too!

    I heard those sleeves come out? Do they as I did yank on it???

    -Last resort is adding heat and then yank on the sleeve - not sure though?

    I really feel something is pushed in on the right to dent in that sleeve towards plug...

    HELP!

    (All this to help her out. Thing runs like a kitten, but never plugs in it! Figured giver her a little TLC - typical women!! LOL)

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  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,968

    Fyi, 16mm is 5/8.
     
  3. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    Give it a try after after these wings and beer!
     
  4. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    There appears to be a bunch of rust and debris around the hex. Pick at it with a sharp tool and blow it out with compressed air. Even if you got it out without doing that, all that crap would end up down in the cylinder and spoil your day.
     
  5. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    YaI ve actually already done that...certainly can do it again, but the issue is now getting that sleeve outta there. I have no worries about the actual plug coming out - just getting socket in there.
     
  6. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    Ya I've actually already done that...certainly can do it again, but the issue is now getting that sleeve outta there. I have no worries about the actual plug coming out - just getting socket in there.
     
  7. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
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    Messages: 2,402

    Vice grips and pull it out lol

    I have thin wall sockets for it
     
  8. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    Tried it.. I may get a torch on outside of it tomorrow and try to PB it and then just rip it apart. Got no other idea...it is fuzed! Worked on the edge with a screwdriver today - the outside of the heat shield sleeve where it goes in...
     
  9. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
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    Messages: 2,402

    I use vise grips that screw into a slide hammer.
     
  10. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,259

    Holy crap Dave, that rust on the block and manifold is mind blowing.
     
  11. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,653

    X2

    I don't feel so bad about my rust problems anymore.
     
  12. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
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    Messages: 2,402

    I'll have to take a picture of mine. Lol
     
  13. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Try soaking it in an ATF and acetone solution.
     
  14. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    Ya - its a good bit down there...only here to help Kimber!! The truck actually sat for about 7 years outside. I am sure that is it. Took a lot to get back going...but I am serious, this this runs SO SMOOTH.

    Anyways - I gotta get that thing out as it is now bent all up from me trying. Is heat down there ok???
     
  15. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
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    Messages: 2,402

    Have to be careful with valve cover gasket
     
  16. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
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    Messages: 2,402

    Can you tap socket onto plug with hammer?
     
  17. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    -True - was thinking if I heated the top part and then let the heat pull in the PB...on the top side - see if I could get at least a wiggle out of it.

    Could drip some acetone/ATF (as said above) on there overnight too.

    -Next step is to order some Bill Hirsch Rust Remover. He makes a gel solution in addition to his spray. I was going to get some anyways to start working on the Superduty, but kind of have resigned to do the "prettying" in the Spring. But this gel could just sit there and not run off.

    -Already tried the hammer (Both rubber mallet and then the steel).
     
  18. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
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    Messages: 2,402

    You need a bigger hammer
     
  19. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    -No sh*t!!! hahaha
     
  20. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
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    Messages: 2,402

    Get a 3lb core drilling hammer