Help !!!! . how to remove the rear spark plug boots on a 1990
Olds Silhouette APV 3.1L engine.
It has more space than a Chevy Lumina APV, but I still can't get them
out by hand and can't manipulate anything to grab them.
the spark plug boots are surrounded by a metal shield, leaving only
the tops of the plug wires accessible. Is this shield
supposed to be removable, or is it a permanent guide to assist in
positioning the new plugs.
#2..... The plug wires are due for replacement.... so I don't care if
the old ones make it out in one piece or not. Will it help any if
I pull on the wire and yank them off the plug and out of the boot,
and then try to remove the boots????
Can't get at them from under the car, although I can see them
clearly (definitely a shield around the boot, only the very top is
I'm thinking of designing a strap (with pull handle) that will
slip around the next set of boots, giving me a handle to
yank on. Possibly using a firm large fiber or rubber washer,
(plumbing supply section of home depot), with holes drilled
for a wire (???), or tie wrap handle.
This has gone beyond fun and games into frustration....Any help
would be appreciated !!!