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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-17-2001, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Need help with drain plug

I was changin all the fluids in my sami today and when i got to the rearend the drain plug was messed up. Must have hit it on a rock or sumthin. Anyways no matter what i try it wont come out. Does any body have any suggestions.

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Re: Need help with drain plug

How about drilling a hole in it, and then run a very large sheet metal screw into it, then hook the screw with a pry bar to yank it out...? It's just an idea. Good luck!

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a hammer does wonders!!

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Re: Need help with drain plug

When I get a stuck bolt I put a pipe on the end of the socket wrench and use it as a pry bar. It's helped me a lot. You'd be amazed how just an extra foot on the end of a socket handle will give you that much more leverage. If you can't find a pipe just remove the rear diagonal drop bar on the rollbar and use that. I have a spare one I use just for this purpose.

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use an impact gun and watch out for flyin fluids when it goes flyin off. messy but it will work

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Re: Need help with drain plug

Same problem. Take a socket extension(6" or more), snap on a spark plug socket,jam the spark plug socket onto the ratchet handle, grab hold of the extension end and voila! Much more torque, all from the set of tools.

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Re: Need help with drain plug

To much torque is the problem. I smashed it on a rock and messed up the head. Then when i tried to turn it, it rounded out. Tim @ NCO said to weld another bolt on it. Im gonna try that. Maybe Billy Bob can help me when i go up to his place on Monday. Cuz i cant weld worth a dern.



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Re: Need help with drain plug

did you try a big pair of visegrips?? if you can get a grip with them a hammer tap on the handle should remove your plug. if not, the idea of welding a bolt head on is a good one--i've welded steel square tubing on before and used it as a handle to remove bolts! good luck!!

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if you dont get it by then, we will see what we can do man. if nuttin else, i got blue renches, solved everyting dat ails a feller.....[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]
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Re: Need help with drain plug

If you can raise the rear up a little bit, find a 12 point socket one size smaller and pound that on. Then try and turn it out. It has worked for me before. Good luck

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