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2006 silverado spark plug boot remmoval

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by Nathan Kenney, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Nathan Kenney

    Nathan Kenney Member

    I have a 06 with a 5.3 liter silverado and was wondering if anyone can give me tips to remove them because they seem to be stuck.
  2. 99'HEARTBEAT

    99'HEARTBEAT Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    You could look at picking-up a.......Spark-Plug Terminal Pliers/Boot Puller, to help with removing the plugs wires.


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  3. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    If there the factory wires I'm sure they are baked on. Just twist a pull, if you tear one of them most likely it was bad. Think of you engine compartment as a oven. Although wires don't melt, they bake. Over time it takes its toll on all wiring under the hood.
  4. Nathan Kenney

    Nathan Kenney Member

    Yeah I think one ripped today I have a 2004 vibe and did those plugs today and got three boots off the silverado and got all the vibe plugs done and one side of the brakes pretty good for not starting till 6pm.
  5. Nathan Kenney

    Nathan Kenney Member

    Well got a new set of wires today and installed those and finished changing to the new e3 spark plugs.
  6. 2COR517

    2COR517 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Your 5.3 is not going to like the E3 plugs.
  7. davedyno

    davedyno Member

    The factory plug is the best plug for your 5.3
    Dave
  8. Nathan Kenney

    Nathan Kenney Member

    She is running better than before and she was running pretty good before why do you say she wont like them.
  9. Red Rado

    Red Rado Member

    Lots of people on here and other forums have stated they have had bad luck when it comes to the E3s and the Vortec motors. For some reason people have reported a lot of failures soon after replacing their stock plugs with these. I was ready to try them until I saw all the negative posts about them. I hope you have good luck with them. I opted for new set of stock plugs.. after 150K miles with no problems, why chance it?
  10. Goldie

    Goldie Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Just my 2 cents worth... I tried the E3's in my 07 4.3L. Iwas able to get about 25,000 miles out of them before the started to misfire and generally perform poorly. Up until then they did perform as advertised. I replace them with stock plugs and have had no problems. Hope they do work out for you, but keep us posted.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2011

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