Spark Plug Tube Removal

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Old 06-11-05, 11:15 AM
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Spark Plug Tube Removal

How do you get these spark plug tubes out of the head?
Just pull?
I'm trying that but they don't seem to want to come out

It's a Toyota 4-AF and the head is on the bench

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Old 06-12-05, 07:16 AM
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More info please. Year, Make, and Model of vehicle would be very helpful.
 
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Old 06-12-05, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by slickshift
It's a Toyota 4-AF and the head is on the bench
Corrola
2bbl
'88
 
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Old 06-12-05, 09:03 AM
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I'm not sure on that model year but I used to use a socket that fit inside the tube and use a visegrip twist them out, the socket is about the same size or little smaller than the inside diameter of the tube to prevent damaging the tube when removing.
 
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Old 06-12-05, 03:38 PM
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I believe those tubes are threaded in so they should be relatively easy to come out. Why are you removing them? I believe I understand the previous suggestion. Put something inside the tube (a socket) that will allow you to put channel lock pliers or the like on the tube without damaging it.
Hope this helps ya,
Billy

Sorry..... I just noticed that ALLDATA says that you "must not remove the spark plug tubes" So maybe they arent servicable. Again what it the reason you are removing them???
Billy
 
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Originally Posted by billys68ss
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Sorry..... I just noticed that ALLDATA says that you "must not remove the spark plug tubes"
Ut Oh....



Naw I haven't pulled them out yet

Why is because the head gasket kit I have has new gaskets for them
I wouldn't mess with them except for sure at least two fill up with oil
One really bad
I'll check the kit again but I'm sure that's what they are for
And I sure need them
I mean #1 tube was full of oil
Hey if they don't need to come off for new gaskets that's fine by me
But if they don't come off, I'm unsure of how to replace them
 
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They are pressed in on that engine and they leak because of the seals that fit into the valve cover. No need to remove out of the head.
 
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Originally Posted by toyotaman11769
They are pressed in on that engine and they leak because of the seals that fit into the valve cover. No need to remove out of the head.
Ooh, good thing I couldn't pull them out then
The valve cover? there were no seals on the...uh...well...no wonder it leaked
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toyotaman, if you're still there
I have a pretty open engine bay right now and I still can't find the back-up lights switch on the tranny
Could you please enlighten me as to it's position?
My bro-in-law said it's easier to find on a lift and look for a purple wire
The front end's up and the intake, head, and exhaust are gone
I think now's my best chance to find it and I'm coming up w/nada
 
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What exact model, FWD, RWD, Auto, stick?
 
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Old 06-13-05, 05:52 AM
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'88 Toyota Corrola 4-AF engine
Doesn't say any model anywhere, but seems to match up with the LE when getting parts
FWD and Autotrans

Thanks
 
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The back-up light sw is part of the NSS, that fits around the gear selector lever on the trans.
 
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Old 06-13-05, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by toyotaman11769
The back-up light sw is part of the NSS, that fits around the gear selector lever on the trans.
Thanks toyotaman
If it fits around the gear selector lever I'll find it!
Thanks again
 
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