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vcel523
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2003 Toyota Celica GT

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Jan 31, 4:37pm - #388678 
Engine clips

So I was messing around today, and I wanted to check on how easy a new spark plug install would be. Stupid me, I broke not just one, but BOTH engine clips (that hold the plastic cover on). Do I need to be worried at all about the cover rattling around. I also couldn't get one of the broken pieces out, but should I get new clips now? or just wait until the next time I take the car in.

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Shiftyz1x
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Jan 31, 6:38pm - #388679 
i waited and didnt have any probs with vibration... might need to reposition ur good ones though...good luck thumbsup

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Polykarb
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Jan 31, 6:39pm - #388680 
Just take those stupid things off along with the over, don't worry about it.


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Jan 31, 8:15pm - #388681 
lol yea i deff dropped leik 3 of those down the engine to the underplastics. alone with liek 4 random bolts wink but there ogne forever now smile i jsut postioined the ones left to max there usefulness smilei think you cna go to toyota to get new ones cheap

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corruptor
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Jan 31, 8:17pm - #388682 
You talkin about on your valve cover? Those are made to be used once. That's what the Toyota guy that did the work on my car said. Just get some new ones. No big deal. I was able to get one off without it breaking, but the other one broke.

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vcel523
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Feb 1, 2:57am - #388683 
thanks corrupter, yeah, I mean the valve cover. I talked with my friend who said I could get the part at autozone, and get the one thats stuck by using a soldering iron to melt it and sticking a pin or paperclip in it and pulling it out.

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