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Q: When replacing a coil what do you do if the rubber stem doesnt lift out but stays in the hole

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I am replacing one coil and after unplugging and unscrewing I lifted the coil out but the rubber stem staying in the hole. How do I get that out?

My car has 235000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You will need to use long needle nose pliers to grab the rubber boot and pull up with a twisting motion to get it out. Once it is out you may have to replace the boot if it is damaged in any way. When installing the new a small amount of dielectric grease applied to the inside of the boot will keep this from happening again if it needs removal in the future.

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