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Old 01-24-2012, 10:27 PM
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torn rubber hose stuck around spark plug.

Does anyone know the best way to get what looks like a piece of rubber hose stuck around the spark plug in cylinder #4 which has very little room to work.

My teacher for auto tech said to lift up the fuel rail, remove injector #4 to get more room. and maybe take off the heater hoses for even more room. (he did look at it)

I was going to do a compression test but cant until that last spark plug is out.

I have like a little hook connected to a handle, and long needle nose pliers that will reach in the spark plug tube. but cant get that rubber hose out of there.

do y'all guys think I should remove the injector and heater hoses for more room. or what? Thanks
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:46 PM
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get a pair of straight nose hemostats from a medical supply store, best 2$ investment i ever made for a pair of 19" super needle nose pliers hahah they look like this:
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:26 AM
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Or a pick set, like teeth cleaning pick looking things to pick it apart and suck out or blow out the debri before removing the plug.
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:24 PM
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Ill try blowing it out first see if that does anything if not Ill be looking for some pliers like boomer2011 said but longer. thanks guys
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got the piece of rubber hose out. I used air but it didnt work, so I moved one of the heater hoses and used a zip tie to hold it out of the way. then unbolted th right side of the fuel rail and pulled it up, and took off #4 fuel injector, then unbolted the battery fuse bracket from the firewall and pulled it forward. I used a small hook with a handle to get it out. it took about 2hr-2.5hrs to do all of that.
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got the piece of rubber hose out. I used air but it didnt work, so I moved one of the heater hoses and used a zip tie to hold it out of the way. then unbolted th right side of the fuel rail and pulled it up, and took off #4 fuel injector, then unbolted the battery fuse bracket from the firewall and pulled it forward. I used a small hook with a handle to get it out. it took about 2hr-2.5hrs to do all of that.
And that is why I love hemostats haha

Glad you got it out
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Rubber hose?

Did part of the cop boot get stuck in the plug well?
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Rubber hose?

Did part of the cop boot get stuck in the plug well?
That is what I am wondering.
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:44 PM
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what school? (Just curious)
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is the plug well too small for a ExActo knife to reach in and cut it? er a very sharp small knife.
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