Results 1 to 7 of 7
Discuss spark plugs in the alt.autos.gm forum at Car Dealer Forums; I have a 1987 cadillac fleetwood brougham (RWD), I have 7 spark plugs and wires ...
  1. #1
    Fred
    Guest

    Default spark plugs

    I have a 1987 cadillac fleetwood brougham (RWD), I have 7 spark plugs
    and wires done but there is that one I cannot get to screw in. Ive
    tried putting a tap to clean and refine the screw heads in the hole but
    it seemed not to work. I need help. What should I do




    › See More: spark plugs

  2. #2
    Roy
    Guest

    Default Re: spark plugs


    "Fred" <montreal_evans@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1153846537.770231.263400@b28g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
    >I have a 1987 cadillac fleetwood brougham (RWD), I have 7 spark plugs
    > and wires done but there is that one I cannot get to screw in. Ive
    > tried putting a tap to clean and refine the screw heads in the hole but
    > it seemed not to work. I need help. What should I do


    Ouch, where do you think that the stuff you dislodged went? First take a
    small magnet and try to clean up the debris. Perhaps put the old plug back
    in and take it to a repair shop before you damage things further.



  3. #3
    Al Bundy
    Guest

    Default Re: spark plugs


    Fred wrote:
    > I have a 1987 cadillac fleetwood brougham (RWD), I have 7 spark plugs
    > and wires done but there is that one I cannot get to screw in. Ive
    > tried putting a tap to clean and refine the screw heads in the hole but
    > it seemed not to work. I need help. What should I do


    If the old plug came out without incident, the new one should have been
    started by hand for a couple turns before any tools were applied. You
    can have the plug in a socket when starting it by hand this way. You
    don't say what the original situation was.

    When you attempted to clean the threads with a tap or cleaner, you
    don't explain what you mean by it "seemed not to work." Did the tap not
    screw in? Did it screw in and then the plug still would not screw in?

    At this point I'm back full circle to trying to screw it in by hand. Do
    not force anything. Maybe you need to have another hand give it a try.


  4. #4
    Guest

    Default Re: spark plugs


    "Al Bundy" <MSfortune@mcpmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1153865314.950613.261980@p79g2000cwp.googlegr oups.com...
    > When you attempted to clean the threads with a tap or cleaner, you
    > don't explain what you mean by it "seemed not to work." Did the tap not
    > screw in? Did it screw in and then the plug still would not screw in?
    >
    > At this point I'm back full circle to trying to screw it in by hand. Do
    > not force anything. Maybe you need to have another hand give it a try.


    This is taking on ominous overtones... If you run a thread chaser in the
    hole
    the plug should go on in UNLESS you have put the thread chaser in crooked
    and finished removing the threads. Now, sometimes if you don't have a plug
    oriented just exactly right, the threads wont catch.

    So try again, gently, with the new plug. Sometimes the angle of the plug
    with respect to the bore is critical...This is a job for a lover, not a
    fighter.



  5. #5
    Brian
    Guest

    Default Re: spark plugs


    "Al Bundy" <MSfortune@mcpmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1153865314.950613.261980@p79g2000cwp.googlegr oups.com...
    >
    > Fred wrote:
    >> I have a 1987 cadillac fleetwood brougham (RWD), I have 7 spark plugs
    >> and wires done but there is that one I cannot get to screw in. Ive
    >> tried putting a tap to clean and refine the screw heads in the hole but
    >> it seemed not to work. I need help. What should I do

    >
    > If the old plug came out without incident, the new one should have been
    > started by hand for a couple turns before any tools were applied. You
    > can have the plug in a socket when starting it by hand this way. You
    > don't say what the original situation was.
    >
    > When you attempted to clean the threads with a tap or cleaner, you
    > don't explain what you mean by it "seemed not to work." Did the tap not
    > screw in? Did it screw in and then the plug still would not screw in?
    >
    > At this point I'm back full circle to trying to screw it in by hand. Do
    > not force anything. Maybe you need to have another hand give it a try.
    >


    and if all else fails, you may have to pull the head and install a helicoil
    kit on that plug port.



  6. #6
    Tim
    Guest

    Default Re: spark plugs

    Sounds like he should pull the head and clean the debris from the tap.



    "Brian" <brianarc@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:12cd78e4to7pc4b@corp.supernews.com...
    >
    > "Al Bundy" <MSfortune@mcpmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:1153865314.950613.261980@p79g2000cwp.googlegr oups.com...
    >>
    >> Fred wrote:
    >>> I have a 1987 cadillac fleetwood brougham (RWD), I have 7 spark plugs
    >>> and wires done but there is that one I cannot get to screw in. Ive
    >>> tried putting a tap to clean and refine the screw heads in the hole but
    >>> it seemed not to work. I need help. What should I do

    >>
    >> If the old plug came out without incident, the new one should have been
    >> started by hand for a couple turns before any tools were applied. You
    >> can have the plug in a socket when starting it by hand this way. You
    >> don't say what the original situation was.
    >>
    >> When you attempted to clean the threads with a tap or cleaner, you
    >> don't explain what you mean by it "seemed not to work." Did the tap not
    >> screw in? Did it screw in and then the plug still would not screw in?
    >>
    >> At this point I'm back full circle to trying to screw it in by hand. Do
    >> not force anything. Maybe you need to have another hand give it a try.
    >>

    >
    > and if all else fails, you may have to pull the head and install a
    > helicoil kit on that plug port.
    >




  7. #7
    Olaf
    Guest

    Default Re: spark plugs


    "Fred" <montreal_evans@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1153846537.770231.263400@b28g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
    >I have a 1987 cadillac fleetwood brougham (RWD), I have 7 spark plugs
    > and wires done but there is that one I cannot get to screw in. Ive
    > tried putting a tap to clean and refine the screw heads in the hole but
    > it seemed not to work. I need help. What should I do
    >


    If you get to where you try putting the plug in again, try putting vacuum
    hose on the top of the plug and use that to turn the plug in and start the
    threads. It's gentle and won't allow you to strip the threads, plus you can
    feel things line up fairly well using that method.



Similar Threads

  1. Spark plugs
    By Fijoy George in forum rec.autos.makers.honda
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-23-2008, 03:31 PM
  2. Oil above spark plugs
    By jim beam in forum rec.autos.makers.honda
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-10-2008, 07:38 PM
  3. Spark Plugs?
    By Amber in forum alt.autos.gm
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-11-2008, 01:44 AM
  4. Best spark plugs for `01 OBW.
    By Bradley Walker in forum alt.autos.subaru
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-18-2006, 09:32 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •