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How to Replace the Spark Plugs on a Silverado/Sierra

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by texasrebel01, Apr 29, 2009.

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  1. texasrebel01

    texasrebel01 New Member

    Need help on how to change the spark plugs on a 2001 chevy truck with the 5.3L V8. I tried to pull the rubber boot out but it will not come out. Is there a special tool that is needed in order to get them out? Also is the metal cilindar thing that the boot hangs out of apart of it or is it just a covering where the plug and boot goes into.
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  2. wheatley

    wheatley New Member GMTC Sponsor

    spin the boot left to right several times,this will help
  3. Z71_guy

    Z71_guy New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

  4. vncj96

    vncj96 New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Needle nose pliers, with slight pressure to release the clasp inside the boot.
  5. liv2hunt

    liv2hunt New Member

    needle nose pliers. The hole metal boot comes off. Dont just grab the wire put them right on the metal boot and pull them off. I just changed my plugs on my 03 last week. Get a little piece of hose to put on the plug to get it started
  6. norcalbear05

    norcalbear05 New Member

    california gov. arnold would say "dont be such a guuurly man, pull haardaa!!"

    lol jk.
  7. OR1976

    OR1976 New Member

    almost there


    same as texasrebel

    I talked to a supossed mechanic and he said to pull out the spark plug wires first. Also that after years of driving heat the wires can melt to the plug and get stuck. Not sure what to do. Liv2hunt if you just did it all go with 2 needle nose pliers and pull and twist and see what happens.
  8. ippielb

    ippielb New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    To make this easier next time, take some conductive grease and put it on the ends of the spark plugs(where you plug the wires onto).

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