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i had the spark plugs out the other day. i don't remember any tugging, but the #3 wire is out of the boot and i'm puzzled at what i see. it looks like the wire just ends, and i don't see how an electrical connection is made between the wire and the spark plug boot. is this normal? i see it has corrosion...not talking about that. surely something must have broken off, right? how do i fix it?

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Hey AmpGoes211, If you look inside the boot from hence the wire came, you should see a brass pointed protrusion. That pointed part sticks inside the wire. So just pust the wire back inside the boot. Wait a minute I think that is how it fits inside the coil. On the boot I think you have to cut the insulation back about 1/2", bend the wire over and down the side of the insulation then put it back inside the boot. It's been a while but I'll go down and look at mine.

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i was having a tough time seeing anything inside the boot.my flashlight and my glasses kept bickering with one another

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I was right the first time................If you look inside the boot from hence the wire came, you should see a brass pointed protrusion. That pointed part sticks inside the wire. So just pust the wire back inside the boot.

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oh ok...thanks so much for your help. much appreciated

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If it the same as the 1000,it is actualy a screw that protrudes so you screw rather than push the wire onto the cap.
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If it the same as the 1000,it is actualy a screw that protrudes so you screw rather than push the wire onto the cap.
You might be right Easy Rider. I've never look close enough to notice the threads having a twist to them.....................Good call.


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Yes, it screws on the end that goes to the plug. But just pushes into the coil. There is a compression nut that holds it in the coil.

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see if you have just a little excess wire there. if you do, cut around 1/4 inch off so the boot screw will auger into new wire. pull the little rubber cap up the wire out of your way, grease will help make it slide. now you screw the plug boot into the wire and than slide the little rubber cap back over the top of the boot.

If ya cant fix it with a hammer, it's prolly lectrical
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