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Old 12-21-2018, 04:13 AM
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Angry Spark Plug No. 6 Trouble

I was almost done with everything: engine lid struts, front hood struts, rear spoiler wall, new window switch, fuel, air, oil filter, oil change, caps, rotors, and plugs. Even going from the bottom, plug no. 6 is difficult. so......It was getting late,10:30 PM, and I dropped the plug back into the bottomless pit. First time for everything...
My question: Before I mess with this tomorrow, it is possible to get the plug lodged in the plug opening? I can feel the top of the plug, but it isn't moving freely, and of course, you cannot see anything on the no.6 plug. I am going to see if a flexible magnet tool will get it back out.
Anybody have any suggestions or have the unfortunate luck to do this?
I am just trying to not make a bad situation worse, i.e., jamming the plug into the opening trying to retrieve it, dropping pieces of spark plug into the combustion chamber, screaming loud enough the neighbors think there is an emergency, to name a few...
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Old 12-21-2018, 06:09 AM
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Just take your time and fiddle on. It can't go any where. Suddenly it will come loose.
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Magnetic plug socket?
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Long straight blade screwdriver. Be careful, if you can’t see get a mirror and good light/flashlight to see how the plug is jammed. It won’t be in there very hard as it has just dropped in. You need to look at plug and figure out which way you can move the plug to free. Pretty sure one end is going to be slightly wedged in a corner area. You just need to move it a little to free - then grab end with extended magnet. Good luck.
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Old 12-21-2018, 10:40 AM
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This (and extending magnet) has got me out of very similar lost nuts/bolts situations in the engine area..


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Old 12-21-2018, 07:46 PM
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I believe I got the plug in correctly. I can't even tell with a mirror and flashlight. I don't remember having problems with this plug last time. How will I know?........
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Old 12-21-2018, 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by deykamp View Post
I believe I got the plug in correctly. I can't even tell with a mirror and flashlight. I don't remember having problems with this plug last time. How will I know?........
Count the number of rotations vs threads it will tell you and you should feel it seat. If you get in a bind they sell inexpensive borescopes with lights that you can use on your phone.
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Old 12-23-2018, 01:36 PM
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Once you drop something and it falls behind the pulley you will wish you had this, around $20 bucks on amazon and it has bluetooth connection
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Old 12-27-2018, 10:19 PM
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Last month when I did the plugs on my car, I removed the engine tins, and that made the job a whole lot easier. The tins are hold on by couple 10mm bolts.
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