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Old 10-18-2015, 09:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Glow Plug Replacement Issue

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Got a MIL a week ago. Scanned and said it was #8 glowplug. Finally tore it apart this morning. Old one came out easy, new one went in easy...until I tried connecting the wire back. Somehow the wire has "connected" itself to the nut, so whenever I try to either finish tightening it, or take it back loose it just twists the wire. I know it will break, and I am not sure how to get it unstuck or why it attached itself in the first place.

Has anyone had this happen?

Also, now I pull the codes and it shows the #4 code as well!

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Old 10-19-2015, 07:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you get a pair of pliers in there to hold the wire while loosening the nut.? I just replaced all eight of mine and you have to be careful when tightening so to as not bind the wire up against the head. You can also remove the hotpipe and remove on bolt at the steering gear and push the shaft up into the column to gain more room. Be sure and tie of the steering wheel with the seat belt
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah I can't explain it. I have no idea how the terminal could get stuck that tight on a wire like it is. I even tried to use a screwdriver to "push" the terminal back and off the nut. Problem is the nut is almost tight so there is little to no space to push it back.

The wire seems so thin it might just snap from too much twisting and prodding.

Last night I have a code for GP 4 and 8. I replaced #4 last year at this time. I reset the codes last night, this morning it was 30 degrees and I've started it 3 times now, and the MIL has yet to come back on?

Aggravating, I would hate to have to replace the whole harness for one terminal. If it were to break, could I just use a crimp on ring terminal?
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Bump for ya

jspafford, I honestly don't know if a crimped connector would hold up to the AMPs and does it need to be soldered.? Maybe some one else will chime in.
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Old 10-20-2015, 04:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Not sure what to say about the wire without being there, but I tend to lean towards doing plugs in full sets. Also use a smear of dielectric grease on the body threads as well as the terminal threads to keep them from getting stuck.
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