Try holding and twisting the boot to break it free from the porcelain
of the plug, then grip 3/4 the way up the boot (where the clip is
wiggle it slightly side to side while pulling upwards then pull
smartly straight up.
Wait till the Snap on truck arrives & buy their plug pliers. They
used to be a bright yellow plastic & were really nice to work with.
Buy a new set of wires, cut the old one's off at the boot. Smash the
top of the plugs off, remove plug base, vacuum broken bits out of the
cylinder, install new plugs & wires, Done! <grin>
The best way I've found to remove the boots if they are "welded" on is to
take a small hammer and tap the plug from the side hard enough to break off
the porcelain off. Then you can left up the wire and extract the top half of
Now, this method has the possibility of creating a REAL problem if the plug
is frozen in the head - even an old plug would work better than half a plug!
Another thought is to just go ahead and install a new set of wires,
especially if they are more than 5 years old. I did this on my '93 Olds LSS
this past winter. A custom set of Delco wires was $35 at my local NAPA
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