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Default Do I need a Spark Plug Wire Removal Tool?

I have a 99.5 Jetta VR6 and am changing out the plugs this weekend. I've found mixed messages about whether I need the special tool to take out the spark plug wires. My bentley says yes, the local VW dealers don't know what I'm talking about. I found the tool on ECS but they're out of stock. Do I need the tool for my car and engine? I also heard you could make your own somehow?

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Dealers usually suffer from mild retardation...ignore them.
The Bentley should have a tool part number, which the parts dept. at the dealer could reference.
Matco sells them, but they are $50, not sure what the dealer charges.



I have seen threads were people have made plug wire pullers from coat hangers, but am not sure of the exact process.
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I got a cheap plastic one with my neuspeed wires, it did the job though, I dont know if they sell them anywhere.
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I checked the bentley again. The AFP VR6 (12v) does require the wire removal tool. It appears to be the only engine in the MKIV that requires it, hence the dealer's confusion.
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Haha, they must have been retarted. Techtonicstuning.com sells then for I think 40ish, stainless steel too!
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Haha, they must have been retarted. Techtonicstuning.com sells then for I think 40ish, stainless steel too!
you beat me to it.
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Thanks guys. $25 and they even had it in stock.
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I replaced the coilpack over the weekend and changed out the spark plugs at the same time. I am VERY glad I ordered the wire removal tool or the process would have been a lot harder. I probably could have gotten them out but I have no idea how I would have gotten them back in. Note to anyone else with a 12v VR6 who asks their dealer for a spark plug removal tool. If they tell you you don't need it, they don't know what they're talking about.
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Good deal glad it worked out for ya
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