broken spark plug

I have a dodge raider with a broken spark plug in the engine. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get it out??

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Hopefully just the porcelain end is broke and the nut head is still there if so just us your spark plug socket with an extension to get some leverage. If you totally twisted the nut head off leaving the threads you will need to use an easyout tool to remove the rest of the plug.
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"Coasty" wrote:

If the plug metal body is stuck in head, even a easyout may not work because it takes a lot of force to break one off and it is likely cross threaded too. If this is the case, your best bet is to remove head and try to drill plug out (just under the size of the hole) and collapse the old plug and remove it and check the threads. If you use a easyout and break that off too, drilling will be a lot more difficult to do.
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wrote:

If you break the EZout, the head has to come off. If it is already off, there is no problem, as the EZ out can be very easily removed from the "back side". Just a good jab with a punch, motivated by a small hammer, and the job is done.
As for requiring a lot of torque to break off a plug shell - some take VERY little after 3 years or more of hot and slop.
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"" wrote: > On 19 Sep 2005 01:35:50 -0400, SnoMan
> wrote: > > >"Coasty" wrote:
> >> > >>>I have a dodge raider with a broken spark plug in the > engine. Does > >>anyone > >>> have any suggestions on how to get it out?? > >>> > >>Hopefully just the porcelain end is broke and the nut head > is still > >>there > >>if so just us your spark plug socket with an extension to > get some > >>leverage. > >>If you totally twisted the nut head off leaving the threads > you will > >>need to > >>use an easyout tool to remove the rest of the plug. > >> > > > >If the plug metal body is stuck in head, even a easyout may > not work > >because it takes a lot of force to break one off and it is > likely > >cross threaded too. If this is the case, your best bet is to > remove > >head and try to drill plug out (just under the size of the > hole) and > >collapse the old plug and remove it and check the threads. If > you use > >a easyout and break that off too, drilling will be a lot more > >difficult to do. > > > If you break the EZout, the head has to come off. If it is > already > off, there is no problem, as the EZ out can be very easily > removed > from the "back side". Just a good jab with a punch, motivated > by a > small hammer, and the job is done. > > As for requiring a lot of torque to break off a plug shell - > some take > VERY little after 3 years or more of hot and slop.
I broke of a easy out in a broken head bolt once 30 years ago. I managed to drill it out with a nitrate bit just under the bore size and a very big drill motor and salvage the threads too. Easy outs do not always work if the bolt wrung off to begin with because it was seized up.
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Did that in an old Chevy LUV once...language was heard by all...
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My neighbors heard my "song" when I tried to muscle a stuck plug out of a friend's BB Chevy at 3am. It was in a Vega race car and when the plug snapped and I slammed my knuckles into the frame tube, and I made all kinds of funny noises. One of my neighbors suddenly pops up next to me and scared the crap out of me just as I was beginning to be able to use my hand again. He had a tendency to do that.
It wasn't the simple, "Hey, I'll change the plugs tonight so we don't have to do it at the track!" deal I thought it would be. It took us about 3 hours to get the rest of the plug out, and lost most of our practice runs due to how late we were. We probably would have been better off just swapping heads as we had a set in the boxes...but they weren't assembled...what a fun Saturday it was.
I remember all the "fun" I had working on cars and trucks everyday, my hands hurt all the time now.
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I just went thru this on a GMC. Same problem exactly. I just ran it till it got up to op temp & THEN shot the plug with freon by shooting it down THROUGH the plug socket. Had it out PDQ. I used anti-sieze on all of em goin back in too. Rick P.S. And how in the world would a crackhead smoke thru a plug anyway ? or did i miss sumthin. I have heard tho, that they use old hollow radio antennas somehow.

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didn't you read the story link?
then yes, you missed something.
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Hey, thanks ed, that wuz kool, (i didn't scroll down far enuff the first time i read the post),, I had no idea the morons were up to such shenanigans. I know they will do some crazy stuff when they smoke that crap. Like robbing a Cab Driver AFTER he's told him to take him home, (his home address),, geeze !!! Thanx Rick

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get a crack addict to retrieve it. they use it to smoke crack.
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wrote:

If you have snapped the "nut" off, blast it good with Liquid Nitrogen, CO2, or Freon to chill it quickly and hopefully break the "rust" holding it in. Then carefully remove with EZ out. Or heat the remaining shell with a small tip on Oxy Acet torch to accomplish the same thing. Be VERY carefull NOT to let ANY chips or abrasive particles into the cyl.
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I just sent an Old dodge raider to the junkyard......with a broken plug in it........did you happen to just get it?? out of jersey??
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