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#1 Old 08-16-2011, 06:04 PM
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Angry Spark plug tool?

HAS ANYONE REPLACED THE PARK PLUGS ON THEIR 4TH GEN 2.5L? WHERE THE HELL DID YOU GET YOUR SOCKET? I'VE BEEN EVERYWHERE AND CAN'T FIND AN ULTRA THIN WALL 5/8 SOCKET. I HAD ONE THAT WAS A LOANER TOOL FROM MY BUDDY AT NISSAN, BUT WHEN HE QUIT, HE SOLD ALL HIS DAMN TOOLS. HE CLAIMS HE GOT IT FROM K-MART. I LOOKED THEY DIDN'T HAVE IT.
IT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL TO REQUIRE SPECIAL TOOLS TO WORK ON YER CAR, UNLESS IT COMES WITH THE ****ING TOOL KIT WHEN YOU BUY YOUR CAR!

AND FOR THIS, I SAY **** YOU NISSAN! THANK YOU FOR MAKING THINGS EVEN HARDER FOR ME! IF' IT'S NOT HARD ENOUGH TO REPLACE A DAMN LIGHT BULB, YOU MAKE IT DAMN NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO CHANGE A SPARK PLUG WITHOUT TAKING IT TO THE DEALER. I WOULDN'T MIND IF THE DEALER WOULDN'T CHARGE $100 TO REPLACE THEM WITH YER OWN PLUGS... GOD FORBID I HAD TO BUY THEIR PLUGS... MY WALLET WOULD BE RAPED!!


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Got mine from Mac Tools, can also get from Snap On, and SOMETIMES I have seen them for sale at Sears.....YES Sears.





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+1 for Sears. No need to throw a tantrum lol

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There is another thread concerning this. It's a 14mm socket not 5/8". Most import (not sure about domestic, never owned one) cars use metric. Shit the rest of the world uses metric. Only we use US units.

Check out post 18 and 19.

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thanks guys! sears was no help... i'm trying to hunt down the mac tool truck or the snap on guy...


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Please tell me you read the other two treads.

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Please tell me you read the other two treads.
yeah, after i typed that post lol


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+1 for Sears. No need to throw a tantrum lol
x2. Got mine from there as well when I had my Sentra. Changing plugs on a 4cyl is cake! Try a VQ of any gen....

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Got a 4 peice spark plug socket set from Sears. Each one has a rubber gromet to hold the plug in place.

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I went into Sears yesterday, they were out of stock of the 14mm deep socket. I ordered instore for $2.69 delivered home. Its not specified as a thin wall but at this price I can try and grind it down if necessary.
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x2. Got mine from there as well when I had my Sentra. Changing plugs on a 4cyl is cake! Try a VQ of any gen....
LOL. From what I remember from my 2003 Altima's owner's manual, for changing the 4 cylinder's plugs, it said to remove the plug wire, remove the plugs, install new plugs, reattach wires. For the V6 it said "See dealer". I'm pretty sure the intake manifold has to be removed to change the plugs. But for a (roughly) once every 5-7 year job, it's not that bad...

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For the V6 it said "See dealer". I'm pretty sure the intake manifold has to be removed to change the plugs. But for a (roughly) once every 5-7 year job, it's not that bad...
That seems to me the best way to force a deep clean of the intake manifold/acc body...so is fine with me and agree with Monster, "it's not that bad"

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you could always use a regular socket to loosen the plug then take a long piece of rubber hose to slip over the ceramic and pull it out...cheap and easy.

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I "made" my own spark plug socket. I used a deep 9/16" socket with the rubber grommet from a 5/8" spark plug socket shoved into it. If the rubber grommet doesn't stick, shove a small ball of tape into it first. Crude, but works.

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you could always use a regular socket to loosen the plug then take a long piece of rubber hose to slip over the ceramic and pull it out...cheap and easy.
this is what i pretty much did. the book @ o'riley's called 4 the wrong plug. way too big, so that's why my socket wouldn't fit. i used a 14mm to get them in/out & a magnetic stick to pull them out. used the hose to put them in with because i broke my magnet lol
but anyway, my old plugs were so bad idk how the car was running. them bitches were done for!


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