Spark plug socket?

Sycostang67

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I was going to attempt changing my spark plugs today, got new boots and the suggested champion plugs all ready to go. I can't find a socket to get the old plugs out. My 5/8 plug socket just spins on the plug like it's to small and the next size up socket won't even fit in the hole to reach the plug. I did stick some needle nose pliers on the plug tip to make sure it wasn't broken or already loose and it's still nice and tight. I even removed the rubber boot from the socket in case that was too tight. On the plus side, the old boots were in really good shape and the bores were really clean. I'm really hoping the previous owner had the crappy oem plugs switched out before.
 
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MustangIIMatt

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I was going to attempt changing my spark plugs today, got new boots and the suggested champion plugs all ready to go. I can't find a socket to get the old plugs out. My 5/8 plug socket just spins on the plug like it's to small and the next size up socket won't even fit in the hole to reach the plug. I did stick some needle nose pliers on the plug tip to make sure it wasn't broken or already loose and it's still nice and tight. I even removed the rubber boot from the socket in case that was too tight. On the plus side, the old boots were in really good shape and the bores were really clean. I'm really hoping the previous owner had the crappy oem plugs switched out before.
It's 9/16". Do yourself a favor and get this version:
 

MustangIIMatt

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Good grief my spark plug socket selection will soon rival my regular sockets. Thanks, I'll get one coming.
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There's the ones I keep at the shop. My Ford 3V socket is at home.
 
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MustangIIMatt

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Score! That’s a low price for a specialty tool. Way to be helpful!
Those are rarely expensive. I think mine is Gearwrench-branded. CTA is top-notch quality though, and when it was the first search result and at that price? Yeah, I linked that one.