View Full Version : New Spark Plug Installation

12-16-2008, 09:17 PM
Is there a trick to getting the spark plugs out of my 2001 Cobra? I tried just wrenching on them but unless I was doing something wrong they would not budge. I quessed that they just unscrew like any spark plug. I look the cover off, unpluged the wires, and removed the coil and boot. Do I just need to eat more spinich? Thanks.

12-16-2008, 09:23 PM
No, it sounds like your socket is stopping you from making contact with the plug??? Make sure you have the ratchet in the removal position and give it a little elbow grease and they should come right out. No tricks necessary.. :D

12-16-2008, 09:47 PM
Thanks for the feedback. If that is all there is to it, why do the dealers and auto shops want to charge $160 for the job?

12-16-2008, 09:55 PM
Because they know they can get it from people who are intimidated about working on their car. :p

12-17-2008, 04:38 PM
Yeah, turn harder...when reinstalling add anti-seize and don't tighten them quite so much...they ain't going anywhere!