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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-13-2019, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Socket stuck in spark plug hole

Hi im new in the atv maintenance scene, and today i made a big mistake... While trying to remove the spark plug from its hole my socket fall from the ratchet and now because it is more short then the spark plug itself i cannot reach with any magnets or a socket extension.... Please help me i am desperate.... 2005 raptor 660r
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Hi im new in the atv maintenance scene, and today i made a big mistake... While trying to remove the spark plug from its hole my socket fall from the ratchet and now because it is more short then the spark plug itself i cannot reach with any magnets or a socket extension.... Please help me i am desperate.... 2005 raptor 660r
Assuming plug is still in there and socket went over top? This is patience and ingenuity. Try needlenose pliers, a small claw tool, 2 screwdrivers with tape on ends and try to wedge socket between them, 1 screwdriver to move and wiggle and a magnet, shop vac and a hose that fits down there, extension with sticky tape on end, small wire or wires with a hook at the end....
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A piece of string and some well chewed gum...

There's gotta be a hundred ways to recover it using a little ingenuity!

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I like that one, Dez...

Another: Remove the gas tank and use a telescoping magnet.

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I like that one, Dez...

Another: Remove the gas tank and use a telescoping magnet.
Who knows, a last resort if nothing else works.

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