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Old 06-05-2015, 10:46 AM
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Hey Guys

I went to change the oil in my transmission the other day and the fill plug is stripped. I can't get the allen key to catch at all. Any tips on how to get this out now? (I've already ordered new plugs).

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Old 06-05-2015, 10:55 AM
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Can you tap it loose with a cold chisel? I used that method with the seat bolts. Worked perfect.

It's pretty wide, so you have some options, and easy out may work on it.

Also a torx bit might fit in there with some tapping and hold it enough to loosen it.

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Old 06-05-2015, 11:56 AM
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Hammering torx bits into stripped Allen key holes works for me most of the time
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An old trick to be used with a Torx or Allen, is to dip the end in some oil, then in some sand. The ssand takes up the slack. It worked for me on a stripped steering rack bolt.
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Yip A couple of taps with a chisel was enough to get mine out nice tip about the sand.
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Old 06-06-2015, 01:47 PM
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Count me in as another fan if the hammer in a torx method. Worked every time for me.
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:28 AM
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Hopefully there's a Timecert made in the size and pitch of the plug. I'd look for that.
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