94 Intrepid 3.5L spark plugs - aarghhh

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Hmmm..., Oct 26, 2004.

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    Hmmm... Guest

    A couple silicone rubber boots stuck to the plugs when I pulled the plug
    wires out. What a pain to dig them out. Now there are 2 connections that
    do not have these silicone boots that fit directly over the plugs. The
    protective boots on top of the plug hole are still intact. Will there be a
    problem if I use the 2 wires that no longer have the silicone boots?
    Hmmm..., Oct 26, 2004
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  2. Yes; the first time you drive on a wet day, your engine is very likely to
    start misfiring on those cylinders. Go ahead and replace the plug wires;
    they're probably overdue by now.
    Daniel J. Stern, Oct 26, 2004
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    Steve Guest

    It'll probably arc from the bare wire to the metal tube that the plug
    sits in, causing a misfire. Get new plug wires.
    Steve, Oct 26, 2004
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    Hmmm... Guest

    Would you recommend spraying some silicone on the plug or the rubber boot to
    prevent sticking to the spark plug?
    Hmmm..., Oct 28, 2004
  5. Yeah, that or -- better -- some dielectric silicone grease.
    Daniel J. Stern, Oct 28, 2004
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    Richard Guest

    Just twisting and pulling instead of just pulling often saves the day. I
    learned this the hard way on my Cruiser.

    Richard, Oct 28, 2004
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    Hmmm... Guest

    I twisted and pulled. 2 of the rubber boots stuck to the plug. Thanks for
    your idea anyway.
    Hmmm..., Oct 28, 2004
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    Bill Putney Guest

    The silicone grease will prevent that problem in the future. Should be
    standard practice when replacing the igniton cables.

    Bill Putney
    (To reply by e-mail, replace the last letter of the alphabet in my
    adddress with the letter 'x')
    Bill Putney, Oct 28, 2004
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