Hi Scotty, I'm stuck and I don't know what to do.. please help!

I was changing the spark plugs and wires on my 1999 Honda Accord EX coupe this evening. It was going fine until I had trouble getting one of the plugs out. It was really hard to turn. It took a while but I managed to remove it and I did so as carefully as I could..

I tried to put a new plug in but it won't go in all the way. It was hard to even turn at first, but after several attempts it started to go in easier.

I thought I got it in ok but the wire won't seat properly like the others.

I have tried repeatedly reinstalling the new spark plug, pushing down on the wire (this only ruined the new wire when I tried to remove it), and tightening it with a torque wrench to try to get the plug in further. Nothing has worked so far and I'm scared of damaging it beyond whatever is wrong with it.

What should I do? I'm stuck..

I'm supposed to go to work in the morning and this is my only car. :(

You can see how it doesn't sit like the others (it's the dirty one on the right)

This is the old spark plug I removed... notice the silver looking stuff on the threads..

I have no idea how to clean the holes without knocking the dirt inside there, but I don't think that would make a difference with this issue

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Lisa85
Lisa85

I got it figured out! I went to Oreilly's and took the spark plug box with me. They found a compatible kit like the one you have in the video. Thank you again!! I have a friend coming to help. He said he's done it before.

I also want to say thank you again for making these videos!! It is so incredibly helpful!

Lisa85
Lisa85

I called the auto parts store and they said they don't have a kit for my car. He said their computer says that Honda doesn't offer one and to call the dealership. He said it might be possible to get a kit if I knew the thread size and stuff, but I don't have that information or know where to get it. :(

Lisa85
Lisa85

Oh ok! Thank you!!!

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

Editor

well, I would advise buying a heli coil spark plug hole repair kit at any auto parts store and try this video to fix it