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2002 Ford E-150 Question: how to rethread head for spark plug

 

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bvaughan, Sanford, NC, August 05, 2012, 06:31
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Spark plug blew out of head for the 2nd time.This time it striped the threads on the head.I tried a sparkplug repair kid where you rethread the heads and use the little black piece(cant remember the name) to screw into the head then the plug into that piece.Proublem is when i put a socket on the threader tool the socket is to big to fit down in the hole which means the threader isnt reaching the head.what do i do?

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13671 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper August 05, 2012, 15:25
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    there is a repair kit sold at most parts stores with all nec. parts and tools incl. it comes with a long thread insert tool good luck.you can also googgle the issue and there are mobile mech with the knowledge to help you if they service your area

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    bvaughan, August 05, 2012, 16:02
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    when im changing the spark plugs i use spark plug wrench and a 3 inch extension.Whenwrench and extension are on the plug it only sticks up far enough to barley get your fingers on it.
    The repair tool has a big head on it and when i put a socket on it that fits it is to big to fit down in the hole.

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    globalhelper, August 05, 2012, 16:40
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    there are other tools belive me

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