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spark plug wire keeps poppin up

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Old 03-06-2008, 10:57 AM
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i was drivin home today and all of a sudden the car starts driving wierd. i was hearing a knocking sound inside the engine bay. i was like 4-5 blocks away from home so i jus drove home. when i got there i opened the hood and i see one of the spark plug wires jumping up and down. i turned the car off and put it back on. when i started the car again it was popping up again. looks like oil splashed in the engine bay from it. what does this mean? should i just change the wires? spark plugs? oh the last time they were changed was last summer. here's a video of it.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=NNDRjfTF1ww
 
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Old 03-06-2008, 11:16 AM
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It sounds like the rubber seal for that spark plug hole in the valve cover gasket is leaking oil. Regarding the loose plug wire, inspect the hole for oil and the spark plug and the end of the spark plug wire for damage.

You'll need to pull off the valve cover to replace the seals. Also replace the valve cover gasket while your at it.

 
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Old 03-06-2008, 11:55 AM
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is this something a mechanic should do? or can i do it myself? i've done work on my car b4 but nothin like that.
 
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valvue cover is easy just go get a chilton. check and make sure the plug did not pop out of the head.
 
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:32 PM
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Definitely a DIY for replacing the spark plugs and wires, as well as the valve cover gasket and spark plug seals.

For detailed information, see here:

http://hondatech.info/downloads/Auto/Manuals/Civic/
 
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:48 PM
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spark plugs and wires are easy. just the gasket and seals im worrying about. my friend's friend was offering me a vtec head for $70. but i don't know what to look for to make sure its good. anyway, how much do u think it'll cost to buy new seals and gasket?
 
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:52 PM
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o never mind saw the price on autozone. they have it for 28.99 w/ gasket and seals.
 
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:55 PM
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i took out the spark plug and it turned out the spark plug was broken. i just changed all the spark plugs and the popping stopped but im still scared of driving it because there was oil in the hole so i want to change the seals. can it drive like that? because i wont be able to change it until saturday.
 
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:20 PM
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are your sprak plugs still tight and not backing themselfs out?
 
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:22 PM
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no i after i changed it, it stopped
 

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