May 13, 2010 at 9:32 PM #10. Should I practice up on my contorsionism or is it easier than it looks? When I replaced my factory wires with Accell Extreme 9000's, the instrucions that came with the wires said to take the heat shields off. These heat shields extend plug wire and boot life while also increasing ignition-system performance through reduced wire resistance. I decided to pull the spark plugs to check them. they are about useless to say the least, 1997 dakota, 5.2v8, msd wires, trans cooler, K&N cai, 1.6 rr's, stinger 1700 battery, updated big 3. aeroturbine 3030 muffler, high flow cat. Yup, I almost fell asleep the last time I replaced mine. Has anybody out there removed the shields and later wished they didn't? So, getting the spark plugs out and putting the new ones back in was a piece of cake. Truck purrs, lol. Clevite Core plug kit, chevy, 454 . Car set. Cant get my spark plug socket to go to &quo $20.00 0 bids + shipping . ... Duralast 52-133 3/8in Drive 5/8 in Spark Plug Socket Price: $7.49 ★★★★★★★★★★4.7 out of 5 stars. Spark plug boot heat shields Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by Russ M, Jul 12, 2010. They'll come out, some harder than others. changed mine without removing the heat shield. As long as you are running good quality plug wires you will have no problems. In addition, Lava Boot Shields™ protect your wires and boots from being damaged by excessive engine and exhaust heat. Was quite comfortable! Click here to search for Mopar cars and parts for sale. thanks for the advice guys, the things that are there, get hot anyways, they are there to be a pita (imo), and look like crap too. The heat shields should be reinstalled. Jul 12, 2010 #1. SILVERADO SIERRA 454 7.4 SPARK PLUG WIRE HEAT SHIELD 1993-2000 NEW OEM 10166846. Replaces Spark Plug Wire Heat Protector Sleeve Heat Shield Insulation Sleeve New. Don't forget to (index) the spark-plugs also. The make changing the plugs a lot harder and trap dirt around the plugs. Do not turn more than 1/4 inch each way - - being as careful as you can - plug WIRE damage is likely! Spark plug heat shields. I want to change the plugs in my 2003 Yukons 5.3L but cannot pull the wires off the plugs. EXHAUST MANIFOLD STUD 7.4 454 NEW GM # 14103124. New reproduction 1965-1966 396/427 Corvette spark plug tube heat shield - heat shields surround the spark plug on 1965-1966 big block Corvettes. But then again, the boot is fairly close to the exhaust header. Although, the heat shield wont sit tight and snug like the way it was before I pulled it out. I just put in spark-plugs with shield on your socket will fit in the tube. Looks pretty nasty in there, did you use any compressed air to blow that out before taking the old plugs out? 96-99 454 MOTORHOME SPARK PLUG WIRE SHIELD NEW GM # 10166846. No, you don't need to take them off to change the plugs, but they do come out with a little coaxing. Grab em with vise grips and wiggle till they're out. lol. In the maintenance manual it states that a "Heat Shield removal tool" is needed to remove the heat shield on this engine. Order Spark Plug Boot & Wire Shields for your vehicle and pick it up in store—make your purchase, find a store near you, and get directions. Makes removing the boot later. A forum community dedicated to all Dodge Dakota and Durango owners and enthusiasts. $10.97. On rear engine applications such as 996,997 Carrera, you need to remove rear wheels, rear bumper, heat shield, and mufflers to gain access to the right rear spark plug and coil. Possible spark plug problem/wrong heat range. My 2005 Buick Le-sabre started running rough. I had to switch on both engines, when I did my swap, used same plugs, after I ohmed out the used irdium spark plugs the used engine came with. Get yourself a pair of pliers, grab one side of the heat shield and just wiggle it back and forth. 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