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spark plug threads stuck in hole

This is a discussion on spark plug threads stuck in hole within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I was doing a spark plug change on a 2001 gand am. Its had over 100k miles since the last ...

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    spark plug threads stuck in hole

    I was doing a spark plug change on a 2001 gand am. Its had over 100k miles since the last change. On the back number 5 cyclinder the thread broke off the spark plug and stayed in the hole. I have a pic of the spark plug. not really sure how to go about get the threads out.

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    If you can't use an extractor to get the threads out, then the head will have to come off to either use an extractor or drill out the lower portion of the spark plug and clean the threads in the head.

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    you got a link to a good extractor?

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    You can try your local Sears or local auto parts store. They are sold individually or in sets of varying sizes. When you go, take an old plug with you for size reference.

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    that sucks, sorry bud
    hope the extractor works for you

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    an extractor should work good for that. Thats the center plug in the back correct?

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