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Spark plug came out but not the threads

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 930dreamer, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. Jan 18, 2016 at 9:52 AM
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    930dreamer

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    I was changing the plugs on my 04 Prerunner but couldn't get the #2 plug out. I broke a 3/8" extension in the process. Picked up a strong magnet from HF and got the socket out. Soaked the hole with PB blast over night and tried again with a 1/2" drive socket. Yup plug came out but not the threaded portion. :(

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  2. Jan 18, 2016 at 9:53 AM
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    I feel your pain bra
     
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    Have you tried an easy out?
     
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  4. Jan 18, 2016 at 9:54 AM
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  5. Jan 18, 2016 at 9:55 AM
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    Boone Vaginas are rad.

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    That's one way to take care of the problem.
     
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  6. Jan 18, 2016 at 9:58 AM
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    Jk, wow this sucks but the shop is warm, I'm guessing I need to remove the valve cover for starters?

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  7. Jan 18, 2016 at 10:03 AM
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  8. Jan 18, 2016 at 10:04 AM
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    Oh and don't forget to use anti-size lubricant next time you install those spark plugs.
     
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  9. Jan 18, 2016 at 10:08 AM
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    Interesting to see an NGK failed like that. Thought only Champions did that....
     
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  10. Jan 18, 2016 at 10:12 AM
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  11. Jan 18, 2016 at 10:17 AM
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    LOL, mah bad. Either though (Denso and NGK make good plugs..). Unexpected. How many miles on that plug?
     
  12. Jan 18, 2016 at 10:23 AM
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    Not sure as I bought the truck in Oct2015, do I need to remove the valve cover?
     
  13. Jan 18, 2016 at 10:58 AM
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    Removing the valve cover wouldn't get you very far I don't think, as the tube the plug sits in will still be there. Doesn't really free up any more space, you could try and remove the tube as well, But I think there's a special tool for that.
     
  14. Jan 18, 2016 at 11:11 AM
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    Best bet before tearing half of your engine apart:thumbsup:
    Just curious. How many miles on the plugs?
     
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    Be carefull you don't break the extractor off in there. I've had good luck using an impact gun with one of the square extractors just don't use a real high setting. The vibration combined with the penetrant might just get it out.
     
  16. Jan 18, 2016 at 11:13 AM
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    Holy shit, have not seen that in awhile. Send the pics to "Denso" & see what they say or try something similar to this:

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    Op should try removing it by hand first using ball peen hammer, extraction tool and liquid wrench.

    Liquid wrench should be used and let it sit for about 30 min. before trying to extract the threaded piece.
     
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    Exactly my recommendation!
     
  19. Jan 18, 2016 at 11:17 AM
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    ^^^^this^^^^ Pid of bolt/pipe extraction kit

    I had the threads come off of mine once and that got it out just fine.
     
  20. Jan 18, 2016 at 11:17 AM
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    If you do go with one of those EZ Out / Speed-Out tools, be sure to wipe a good magnet down the length of the tool a few times, until it'll hold up a small nail, before you start working it into what's left of the plug. That way any shavings will cling to the tool rather than dropping down into the cylinder.
    $.02

    Good luck.
     
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