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Old 11-14-2005, 04:45 PM
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Question Spark wires - Do I need to remove the manifold?

I palanned to change the spark plug wires today. Wires number 1 and 4 were pretty easy. But I can't find a way to access the number 2 and 3. Do I need to remove the manifold or is there a trick to do it.
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Old 11-14-2005, 04:56 PM
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nope.. just need a 12" or so extension for your socket wrench. The spark plug is at an angle.
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Old 11-14-2005, 05:09 PM
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Thank you Porkchop for the reply. You're saving me time and money
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Old 11-14-2005, 08:55 PM
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Make sure you use a spark plug wire removal tool... Or replace the wires. They will get damaged if you pull on them without the correct tool....
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where can you get the tool at. i want to change mine but it looks hard to get at.
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Old 11-15-2005, 06:27 PM
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Since I was changing the wires, I just pulled them and installed the new ones with a long reach 90deg bent nose pliers. Install was easy.
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Old 11-15-2005, 09:08 PM
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Spark Plug Wire Remover

You can get a spark plug wire remover pliars at Pep Boys, part # W 1024 for about $12..I have had the wires off mine after 5 years and they are still ok. It's very difficult to get the wires off without the special pliars!
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Old 11-16-2005, 12:35 AM
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i dont got a pep boys around here. any other way to change them without the tool and replacing the wires?
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Old 11-16-2005, 03:50 AM
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Most auto parts stores sell a wire removal tool. Harbor Freight sells the 90 degree pliers.
You can make something that will work by bending a very stiff wire that will fit around the plug. Then catch the bottom of the boot, and pull up.
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Old 11-16-2005, 12:14 PM
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will my dealer sell them or have them?
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Aww man..... You should seen the mess i had my self in changing the wires/plugs. Long story short... I Cracked the plugs. and broke the wires... lol.
I knew i needed a wire puller but didnt know were it was so... just whent at it lol.
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Your dealer can get them, but the cost is VERY high.
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im at 56k miles should i replace the wires?
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im at 56k miles should i replace the wires?
I just put new OEM wires on for $37. There is a good chance of damaging the wires when you do the plugs... and if you have original wires they are 4 years old now.
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Old 11-17-2005, 05:10 PM
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yes they are original wires. where can i get the oem wires from?
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Old 11-17-2005, 06:15 PM
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where can i get the oem wires from?
I bought them from this guy on ebay : MartensVW
Here is the link : VW SPARK PLUG IGNITION WIRE SET 2.0 GOLF JETTA BEETLE

If you are buying them from another place check the part number. It must be 06A905409L.

Note (from the 'tex):
The latest part number for the plug wires is 06A905409L which supersedes the original set from the factory which is 06A905409F. The latest "version" is a bit different from the original. The OEM manufacturer is Beru in both cases but the actual wires in the revised set are thicker than the original and include extra silcone wrapping around the wires where te wires are close to the intake manifold. Also, the boots on the "new" wires are longer and contain a silicone flex joint which will prevent you from breaking the silicone insulation when twisting the wires.

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Old 11-17-2005, 06:23 PM
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I got mine from www.ecstuning.com for $37-ish.
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The wire tool from VW is part #021 012 213. It has a puller on one end to pull the wire off and a "pusher" on the other end to assist in pushing the wire back on completely. As posted above, it's kind of pricey, but worth it.
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