Cloth Spark Plug Wires - DIY Install
Ready to get started? Here's what you'll need:
- Wire cutter
- Wire stripper
- Wire crimper (or one of those handy tools that features all of the above)
- Spark plug socket/wrench
- Spark plugs of your choice (not necessary for this install, unless, well, you need them)
- 40" long cloth wire
- Two 90° black spark plug boots
- Black coil boots
- 2 terminal ends
Measure the new wire to the desired length for whichever plug you’re starting with. Leave a little slack and cut.
Snip approximately ½” off of the jacket of the wire exposing the suppression core wire strands.
Slip rubber boot over the wire.
.Do not skip this step, it will make the rubber boot hard to slip over the crimped terminal.
Fold the strands back and place in bottom half of new terminal.
Crimp the terminal making sure that the teeth turn inward ensuring a secure connection.
Slide the boot up and plug wire into the coil. Opening and closing the copper terminal may be necessary for a good fit into the coil. You should feel a slight drag between the coil terminal and spark plug terminal while installing the plug wire into the coil.
Repeat steps 1-6 for other cylinder.