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Neon Spark gone wild!


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01-20-04, 12:38 AM   #1  
Neon Spark gone wild!

00 Neon 4 cyl auto 63500 miles
Had a miss in #1 cyl took out the plug to find tracking marks on the outside of the plug.So i put all new plugs ran ok for 2 days then back to the miss again more tracking on the plug again.So in went new plug wires and new plug in #1 cyl ran good for about a week this time! then another miss this time #2 cyl had tracking on the plug. What can be happening here?

 
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01-20-04, 03:47 AM   #2  
Is this tracking your seeing actually a crack? That's usually what does that. They usually get cracked by either dropping them or cracking them with a socket while installing them. Are you using the right plugs? Are they the OE brand and type. Try using some silicone (dielectric) grease inside the boot.

 
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01-20-04, 10:12 AM   #3  
No cracks on the plugs! new OEM plugs that it calls for on sticker. The tracking is so bad it burns a line down the whole side of the plug.I did use the dielectric grease the first time i put new plugs did not stop the tracking.My guess it's a plug wire thing! But with new wires it still wants to track down the plug.

 
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01-20-04, 02:54 PM   #4  
If you had carbon tracking on #2 when you changed the wires that wire will be bad now also.Anytime carbon tracking exists you have to change both affected components at the same time or it keeps repeating itself like groundhogs day.Generally speaking if you have a carbon tracked plug change all the plugs and all the wires.If you have it on the coil the same applies.The same carbon track you see on the plug is inside the boot on the wire.

 
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