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