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Spark Plug Socket - 5/8 isn't working to remove old plugs

First time doing a tune-up on my (new) 1999 6 cyl. Couldn't get the 5/8 socket to grab. Tried three different plugs and two different sockets. Not sure if the socket is too big or if it is not able to cover the hex nut on the plug. Do not see dirt build up. No issues changing wires, distributor cap and rotor. This should have been easy. Anyone experience the same?

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Mine are 5/8, are you sure you're getting the socket all the way straight down over the hex section of the spark plug? You have to use a long enough socket too. I use and recommend a special 5/8" spark plug socket which is lined with rubber where the ceramic part of the plug is.
 

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Use at least a deep six point not a 12 point

Better still an actual spark plug socket that is deep and six point and has a rubber sleeve inside so once Unthreaded all the way plug stays in socket for easy removal


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I thought the socket was deep enough. I removed the rubber part and got it! Had to take a torch to it, but got it out. Now I can finish!

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