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How do I remove a Brocken spark plug from a 2004 Toyota Tacoma?

How do I remove a broken spark plug from a 2004 Toyota Tacoma?

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Can you upload a few pictures of the area? And please confirm: gasoline engine?


Qyron, diesel engines do not use spark plugs.


I'm not in the US so I risked you'd have a gasoline engine.


Yes. Gasoline


4 cylinder 2.4 gasoline engine.


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What’s still stuck to the engine? Getting a glow plug from a diesel engine is not trivial (not that removing a spark plug is…) but glow plugs are smaller and you’ll either have to break down the engine and have the head sent out for a shop to remove that clump of metal from it or you’ll have to have a very steady hand to drill threads into the inside in order to create a base to secure a bolt head to unscrew the hole thing out. It is _not_ a simple task.

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@qyron This model did not come with a diesel engine


I misread your post.

You can remove the spark plug from the block using a special tool that is used to bite into the inside of the nut and pull it out. Just seach Amazon or Ebay for for it: it resembles a square file, with grooves cut into it.

The tool is literally hammered in to lock it in place and then it can be attached to a ratchet and used to unscrew the spark plug nut off. It's not a difficult operation but it will required a steady and a some nerves.

I wish you luck and a good work.


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The metal nut should still be intact. Just use a spark plug socket to unscrew it

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Any auto store should have the tool or a spark plug socket!

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Thanks for the help Meyer but I don’t think this will work. That fukn thing is stuck in there and I’m afraid I’m going to break it in pieces if I force it.

Is there like a special tool to remove it?


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