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What is a J38491 spark plug boot removal tool? 2006 Buick

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What is a J38491 spark plug boot removal tool?
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 2006 Buick Lucerne CXL
JA: Are you fixing your Lucerne yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I brought a spark plug remover from a auto parts store. Does not work
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  George H. replied 6 months ago.

Hello I will help,

The tool is a flat piece of metal with a small hook on the end you can slip along the plug and catch the bottom of the boot to help pull it off the spark plug. (click here).

I prefer a wiper blade support rail I bend the tip to a hook.

Other ways to remove are get the straw of a can of silicone spray or WD-40 inside the boot and spray or the tip of a compressed air nozzle and blow.

If the boot is stuck plan on replacing all wires, one way or another you have to dig any remaining boot off the plug in order for the sprak plug wrench to fit.

Let me know how I can help

Thanks

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