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Spark Plug Boot Stuck:(

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I know this has already been posted many times before but I just need more reassurance on how to get the spark plugs boots unstuck from the cylinders. All four of mine remained in the spark plug cylinder hole when I removed the coil pack. Here is a picture of what mine looks like. I heard of someone using something to move around the edges to break the suction to get it out. Please someone with this problem that has fixed it please reply. Thanks Vehicle Car Auto part Engine
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I would think a drop or 2 of oil inside the boot would help loosen it, and slightly twist before you pull up.

Last week at 85,000 miles I finally decided to change my plugs due to a cylinder 1 misfire code that came up. I ordered new plugs and a coil pack just in case. I went to remove the coilpack and just wiggled it slightly side to side and front back a few times with a little upward pressure and it slowly came off without any issues. Since I had bought the new coilpack though I decided to keep the old one as a spare and just use the new one.

Side note: 3 out of 4 of my plugs were loose. 2 were a 1/4 turn, one was 3 whole turns loose and had cylinder deposits covering the crush washer and allot of the threads. My car feels like a new machine!
 

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I would think a drop or 2 of oil inside the boot would help loosen it, and slightly twist before you pull up.

Last week at 85,000 miles I finally decided to change my plugs due to a cylinder 1 misfire code that came up. I ordered new plugs and a coil pack just in case. I went to remove the coilpack and just wiggled it slightly side to side and front back a few times with a little upward pressure and it slowly came off without any issues. Since I had bought the new coilpack though I decided to keep the old one as a spare and just use the new one.

Side note: 3 out of 4 of my plugs were loose. 2 were a 1/4 turn, one was 3 whole turns loose and had cylinder deposits covering the crush washer and allot of the threads. My car feels like a new machine!
I know that when I tried pulling on it would like like it's more of the bottom that's holding it in. So like you said should I just use some oil inside the boot? Or should I put it on the outside to?
 
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