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Old 01-13-2009, 05:33 PM   #1
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Default Civic 91 spark plug wires keep popping up!!??

Hi guys,
I've got a question in regards to a problem I have been having with my spark plug wires.
For the last several weeks my plug wire on the number 3 piston keeps popping off the plug or "almost" off the plug because it does not stop the engine, just makes it run really rough. I have tried cleaning the cable and switching them around (at the cap aswell, of course) which worked ok untill I started driving hard and then I have the problem again.

So I was wondering if anyone knew what is happening and how I could fix it?
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Default Re: Civic 91 spark plug wires keep popping up!!??

are they the right plug wires? i know when i tried installing a6 plug wires on my y8 head they didn't want to stay on and i had to trim them to fit properly.

are the spark plug seals in good condition? if you're getting a lot of compression leakage it will lead to high crankcase pressure, and that pressure is going to find the easiest way out. is your valve cover vent thats supposed to be plumbed into the intake connected properly, or by chance is it plugged off?
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Default Re: Civic 91 spark plug wires keep popping up!!??

sounds like you need to tighten the plug in that cyl. It might be loose and be leaking pressure and popping your plug wire off.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:07 PM   #4
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sounds like you need to tighten the plug in that cyl. It might be loose and be leaking pressure and popping your plug wire off.
DING DING DING ^^

Don't just go "switching them around" LOL........holy ****.
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sounds like you need to tighten the plug in that cyl. It might be loose and be leaking pressure and popping your plug wire off.
That's what I would check.
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:21 PM   #6
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That was it, Thanks. All of the plugs where loose, didn't know that they came loose....
All fixed now :-)
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