Plug wire/boot failed, cant remove them.

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  1. The Busted Nut

    The Busted Nut New Member

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    I was riding, and i noticed that my engine was skipping a few fires, and i checked to make sure the plug boot and wire were on snug, and they fell apart in my hands. I tried to get the plug wire out of the CDI, but it is stuck in there. I am going to go to a mower shop and get a new wire/boot setup, but need to get the old ones out first, and i cant!!!

    Please help, i want to ride again :( :-||
     
  2. decoherence

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    grab it tightly then turn it counter clockwise.
    it may have been hot glued. so you might have to dig @ the glue.
     
  3. The Busted Nut

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    How do i do that without damaging the unit?
     
  4. decoherence

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    use a small tool that will not damage the hard plastic. if all else fails take it to the lawn mower place & watch how easy it is done.
     
  5. The Busted Nut

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    the people at my local (only) lawn shop are complete jerks. I am not gonna go there. Ill give it a shot and see what happens.
     
  6. McCuiball

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    I used needle nose to hold the wire, and unscrew it counter clockwise while holding the CDI. They look like they are glued in there, but they do unscrew.
     
  7. 2door

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    The wire screws into the CDI. Unscrew it like decoherence said. If you find it is also glued then use a small sharp tool to dig the glue out. The new wire will screw back in. Once the wire is out you will see the threaded contact. It looks like the end of a small sheetmetal or wood screw protruding from the CDI's socket. That will screw into the core of the new wire.
    You won't hurt the CDI.
    Also you'll want to replace the plug boot with a good automotive quality part.
    Good luck.
    Tom
     
  8. The Busted Nut

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    I got it out. What store has a good one? Oriely (kragen)? How would a goped one work?

    Also, are short plugs better or worse?
     
  9. SlowBalt

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    Tractor suply sells sets of 4 wires for $9.
     
  10. McCuiball

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    I would just get any performance plug for automobiles and cut off the end and screw it in.
     
  11. decoherence

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    try to get a copper core. a couple of people have been able to use the resistant type. mine wouldn't start with the resister cores.. so i put a new boot on the original wire & it works.
     

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