Originally Posted By BillofRights:
There has gotta be a trick for this. I've been amateur wrenching for 20 years, but these ones have me stumped.
It's on a 2002 Chevy Malibu, and it's the plugs in back. Very tight area, almost inaccessible. I bought a plug boot puller but it's useless in this situation.
I'm about ready to take some pliers to them, but I figured I should check in with the ArfMechanics first.
Also, what should I put on the plugs when I reinstall them?
I'm assuming it is a V6. Can you take the front dogbone engine mounts off and rotate the engine forward to gain more access.
As everyone else has said, just pull up, twist, and continue doing it until they come off.
Oh, and yes, GM has a tenancy to have their spark plug wires/boots running wayyyyy to close to the exhaust manifold.