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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-20-2002, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Stripped Tranny Drain Plug

Well the votes are in.. The guy that owned my current Sammy before I did was a complete idiot. I went to change the tranny fluid and saw the most disgusting display of a drain plug I have ever seen I tried fitting the usual socket into it but of course there was too much play and it was way to tight. The harder I turned the more it started to slip.
Any ideas.. Cause I need a good one!
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Re: Stripped Tranny Drain Plug

Sounds to me like you need to get familiar with a tap and die set. Aluminum is easy to work with...

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Re: Stripped Tranny Drain Plug

What is it and where can I get it

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Re: Stripped Tranny Drain Plug

If you have access to a welder you can always tack another nut on the bottom of the drain plug.

I've done this with other rounded off bolts and it works well.

Maybe someone else can confirm that this will not do any harm to the tranny case itself. I don't think it would harm anything as long as you tack it quickly.

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Re: Stripped Tranny Drain Plug

Tack is the Operative word. As long as you don' put a ton of heat into it you should be fine. I have done this on Motorcycle cases too.
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Re: Stripped Tranny Drain Plug

Is this an external hex or an allen? If its external you can get a good set of vize grips on it.
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Re: Stripped Tranny Drain Plug

TACK weld a bolt to it---Weld the threaded end inside the 3/8 square hole. WAIT till the plug completely cools before trying to remove. Remember, Steel expands when hot. Let it shrink back or it will bind. If it is still hard to remove, Heat case--not drain plug with a propane torch. Dont heat it too much. then try to remove it while the case is hot.
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post #8 of (permalink) Old 09-20-2002, 03:56 PM
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Re: Stripped Tranny Drain Plug

I'm sorry man, I re-read your post. Your not turning the plug inside the t-case (stripped threads), the plug is stripped. DUH

I agree with the above, weld a bolt on it... or use a set of robogrips, or vice grips. I have ground down opposite sides of a bolt and used pipe wrenches on stubborn bolts in the past and had good luck with it...

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Re: Stripped Tranny Drain Plug

This has happened to me before. I ended up using a pair of brand name "Vise Grips" and put it nice and tight and then tapped it with a hammer.
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Re: Stripped Tranny Drain Plug

same thing was wrong with mine
there was enough sticking out that I was able to use the hammer and chisel method.

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