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installing spark plugs?

thought i'd try to put new plugs in today andi pulled all of them out and have 4 in and 2 wont go in...it seems like the threads are messed up or something but the plug wont wrench all the way in for some reason? anyone have something to help?
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are you sure they aren't going all the way in? can you tell if they are cross threading?
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they are for sure not going all the way in...some threads have come out of one of the plugs
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no one does spark plugs?
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did you cross thread them?
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the threads seem messed up..will prolly just take it in to ford tomorrow
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I`d try a sparkplug hole thread chaser before bringing it to Ford. I had a plug giving me trouble and the chaser cleaned the threads right up. If you go this route here`s a tip: Put grease on the chaser to catch any shavings and use a shop vac to suck out any the grease didnt catch.
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This doesnt sound like its going to end well..
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i had the same thing happen to me i cross threaded one of the holes in the very back. cost me alot of money to get it fixed. good luck
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uh oh....
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I`d try a sparkplug hole thread chaser before bringing it to Ford. I had a plug giving me trouble and the chaser cleaned the threads right up. If you go this route here`s a tip: Put grease on the chaser to catch any shavings and use a shop vac to suck out any the grease didnt catch.
x2. I always have to do this on the middle one on the passenger side.
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they quoted me around $200
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This cost around $5...
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If it pulled the threads out of the head a thread chaser wont work.
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that thread chaser is exactly what they used, but it was only 75 bucks so its not too big of a deal
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