Spark Plug Removal

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by bluebrick, May 14, 2008.

  1. bluebrick

    bluebrick New Member

    My 1999 Silverado has a metal sleeve around the boots going to the spark plugs. Do I have to remove the metal sleeve or do the boots just twist out by hand?? I am trying to change my plugs and save a couple of $$$ Thanks.
  2. Fugly

    Fugly New Member

    My 2001 Suburban has the same metal sleeves. The sleeves pulled off with the wires on mine. I know that the next time I change my plugs I will buy the spark plug wire boot pliers. I think it would have made the job much easier. The wires can be difficult to grasp because of the sleeve. I ended up using a big pair of pliers but I was replacing the wires and didn't care if I damaged the old ones.
  3. collinsperformance

    collinsperformance Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    i swapped out the wires on mine since the "Heat shields" were causing my miss fire. get some die-electric grease on the wire boots and this will help the next time you remove the boots for plug service.....mike

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