I cannot remove the spark plug due to a warped metal shroud around the spark plug.
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Whats the Year, Make, Model and Engine size please :)
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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 van 318 cid 104000 miles
Do you mean the Circular metal ring that surrounds the plug and protects the Plug Boot?
Yes it is warped and has burrs and I cannot get the socket to bottom out on to the plug for removal. I already replaced 2 and broke the third plug
Sorry to hear that :(Grab some lube and a pair of Vice Grips. Spray the ring around the outside of it. Grab it with the vice grips and start twisting it. It will come out.
They are tapped into the head so it might take some time to get it out.
It is very rusty and at this point because the plug is already broken I will try the vice grip. I was hesitant to try that because I wanted to avoid multiplying my problem. Should I do the same for the remaining plugs?
You can yes. As long as you use some type of wire holder to keep the Wires up you will be just fine without them :)
Thank you for the info.