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What size socket do I need to remove a spark plug?

Dennis WaldenSep 13, 2021

Most spark plugs require a 5/8" (16mm) size spark plug socket. This refers to the size of the flats on the spark plug that are in contact with the socket.

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In this manner, are all lawn mower spark plugs the same size?

The spark plugs in both types of engine work on the same basic principle. ... Some automotive and lawn mower spark plugs may be interchangeable, but many others are not because of physical differences.

Simply so, what tool do I need to change a lawn mower spark plug? Replacing a spark plug is one of the easiest tasks of lawnmower maintenance. The only tools you'll need are a ratcheting socket driver, a spark plug socket and a spark plug gauge.

Also question is, how do you remove a spark plug from a lawnmower?

Can you remove spark plugs with a regular socket?

Like I stated in the above paragraphs, spark plug sockets "cradle" the spark plug so it will not get damaged. A traditional socket would not hold the spark plug snug enough and it would fall out upon installation or removal, which could cause damage to the spark plug itself.

What is the difference between a spark plug socket and a regular socket?

Spark plug sockets are just what they sound like—they are for removing or fitting a spark plug into an engine. Spark plug sockets are much longer than standard sockets. This type of socket will also frequently come with a rubber insert that prevents the spark plug from becoming damaged while the wrench is working.

Will a lawn mower start with a bad spark plug?

A dirty or fouled spark plug can cause your lawn mower to not start. It can also work itself loose, causing issues. If the spark plug appears to be seated correctly but the engine doesn't start, a new one may be in order.

How often should you change the spark plug in a lawn mower?

every 25 hours

How do I know what spark plug my lawnmower needs?

Its center electrode should have a flat top. If its top is rounded, then the spark plug must be replaced. Look for cracks or chips in the spark plug's porcelain sheath as well as pitting on its firing electrode. Any damage to the spark plug requires its replacement.

What can I use if I don't have a spark plug wrench?

When you don't have the correct-sized socket.

If you do not have the correct sized socket for your sparkplug, what you have to do is take any aluminum sheet, roll it down according to your size, fix it in the wrench end and then try to pull out the spark plug.

Does my mower need a new spark plug?

For standard lawn mower and small engine maintenance, you should check and/or replace spark plugs: Annually and in accordance with the Operator's Manual. If your lawn mower or outdoor power equipment won't start.

How long does a lawn mower spark plug last?

Typically, the consensus among the mechanical engineer community is that a spark plug for a lawn mower will last up to 25 hours of use. Some users simply prefer to replace it every mowing season as a part of their yearly lawn mower maintenance.
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Dennis Walden

Dennis owns a small farm and loves to grill since his early childhood. He’s a professional cook, but hiking and enjoying the great outdoors is his no less favorite part of life.

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