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How To Remove Broken Spark Plug

Did you know that spark plugs can come off in a hurry? Most people don’t, but they should. Spark plugs are one of the most common causes of engine problems and they’re usually easy to fix. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to remove a broken spark plug without any trouble at all.

What is a spark plug and how does it work?

A spark plug is the component in an engine that creates the sparks necessary to ignite the fuel/air mixture and start the engine. A broken spark plug can cause severe engine failure. The most common type of spark plug is a platinum-cored, female-type spark plug. It has a metal electrode covered with a insulator material. When voltage is applied, the metal electrode fires a spark that travels through the air/fuel mixture and ignites it.

How to remove a broken spark plug

If your vehicle has a broken spark plug, you’ll need to remove the broken part and replace it with a new one. Here’s how to do it:

1. Park the car so that the engine is off.
2. Remove the fuel cap and unscrew the fuel line connector at the fuel pump.
3. If you have an external spark plug Removal Tool, disconnect and remove the spark plugs from each cylinder one at a time (you may also be able to remove them using a socket or wrench). Disconnecting and removing the plugs in this order will prevent them from becoming fouled by gas residue on other cylinders.
4. Use a wire brush to clean any residual deposits from around each spark plug hole before replacing it with a new one. Note: If your vehicle has electronic coils surrounding each spark plug, you should also clean these before re-installing the plugs. Failure to do so can result in disastrous electrical fires when you attempt to start your car later!
5. Reattach the spark plugs, screw on the fuel line connector, and replace the fuel cap

Tips for removing a broken spark plug

If you have a broken spark plug, it is important to remove it as soon as possible. Removing a broken spark plug can cause serious engine damage. Here are four tips for removing a broken spark plug:

1. Remove the glove compartment and center console if possible. This will give you more room to work and access to the upper part of the engine.
2. Turn off the engine and disconnect the battery cables.
3.Remove the fuel pump fuse if there is one located near the spark plug area.
4. Use a wrench to unscrew the sparkplug from the cylinder head. Be careful not to let any metal pieces fall into the engine!


If your car won’t start, the first thing you should do is check the fuel level. If it’s low, add more gas and try starting the engine again. If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to remove the spark plugs and replace them with new ones. Here’s how: