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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Question: best way to remove heat shield around the spark plugs

 

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big-mac46, 4.8L V8, Westminster, MA, February 05, 2011, 14:52
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Whats the best way to remove the heat shield to access the spark plugs and should they be re-installed after.

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    February 07, 2011, 14:17
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    The heat shields can spark plug wires can be very difficult to remove on your 2002 Chevrolet Silverado remove without damaging the spark plug wire. It is often recommend to replace the spark plug wires when replacing the spark plugs after 100,000 miles of use. That being said, the best way to remove the spark plug wires and their metal sleeves is to use a twisting motion to brake loose the spark plug boot. Once the boot is loose you can then pull the wire off. The heat shields should be reinstalled.

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