15-22. GLOW PLUG TIP REMOVAL (DAMAGED OR BROKEN)
This task covers:
General mechanics tool kit:
automotive (Appendix B, Item 1)
Needlenose pliers (Appendix B, Item 31)
l Fuel injector nozzle removed (para. 16-3).
l Serpentine drivebelt removed (para. 3-81).
Socket, 3/8-in. (Appendix B, Item 144)
General Safetv Instructions
Compressed air used for cleaning purposes will not
exceed 30 psi (207 kPa).
Affected cylinder piston must be brought to Top Dead Center
(TDC) position to ensure intake and exhaust valves are closed.
Using socket wrench and breaker bar on torsion damper bolt (31, rotate crankshaft to bring piston
(in affected cylinder) to TDC position.
Perform steps 2 and 3 if failed glow plug is still installed in cylinder
head. Perform step 4 if failed glow plug has been removed from the
cylinder head and glow plug tip is broken off in cylinder head
prechamber. Perform steps 5 and 6 if failed glow plug tip is swollen.
Insert needlenose pliers through injector nozzle opening (l), grasp glow plug tip, break off expanded
tip, and remove piece from prechamber.
Remove glow plug (para. 3-39).
Compressed air used for cleaning purposes will not exceed 30 psi
(207 kPa1. Use only with effective chip guarding and personnel
protective equipment (goggles, shield, gloves, etc.).
Direct compressed air into glow plug port (2) to expel broken tip from prechamber through injector
nozzle opening (1).
Coil one end of an 18-in. piece of tie wire the size of the injector nozzle opening (1). Place flat coil end
over preheater to combustion chamber hole.
In some cases it may be necessary to remove cylinder head to
remove expanded glow plug tip.
Using needlenose pliers with a 90 degrees bend, insert pliers through injector nozzle opening (11,
grasp glow plug tip, break off expanded tip, and remove piece from prechamber.
Install new glow plug (para. 3-39).