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#1 Old 09-05-2002, 10:42 PM
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How to remove a broken spark plug on my '93 Camry LE V6?

Today, during the first spark plug change of my used '93 Camry(bought it December, 2001), I found a broken spark plug in the #1 cylinder.

Indeed, every used car owner's worst nightmare!

The spark plug socket fit the plug, but turned freely in both directions. It seemed as if the top part of the plug was broken off from the thread and is only attached by the center electrode.

Strangely, the broken plug has somehow always worked because I never noticed any hesitation or power loss when I'm driving.

Anyway, I changed the remaining 5 plugs and luckily the #1 cylinder seems to be still working. But, I need to know what methods are available to take out a broken plug? Your help is appreciated!
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argh indeed this is a tough one. take it to a shop is recommeded

what they will do is drill and tap that plug and use a tool to turn it out

only this is that they are ceramic, and i wouldn't want that to shatter inside of the cylinder....

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the head is probably going to have to come off so you or a machine shop can get it out
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Well, this could still be helpful information.
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