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Old 10-17-2008, 02:23 AM   #1
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Is it just me or my spark plugs a pain in the *** to get out? It's like my socket is too big and clumsy to even get down far enough to get around the plug without destroying the tops. Even when I grinded the socked down considerably I'm still having issues. Is there a special socket to use? I don't remember this being an issue. They're NGKs by the way.
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Wait...you are using a socket specifically designed for spark plugs right? Also the correct size is 5/8.
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Yeah 5/8 spark plug socket with the little rubber grommet.
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Crappy socket maybe? I've never had a problem with my craftsman.
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The one I'm using is a crescent. Whatever I'll just go buy a different one. I was just wondering if anyone else experienced some tight fit issues. Guess not.
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No issues, seems you need a new socket.

Only issues I've had was the socket coming off of the extension, but nowadays I outsmart it with packing tape.
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I use a 5/8 Craftsmen socket designed for spark plugs. And then take out rubber grommet. Just spin the plug till it's loose, then stick a sparkplug wire down the hole and snap the plug to the wire.
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