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Old 07-20-2011, 03:58 PM   #1
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Thumbs down If it's not one thing, it's another. Rounded diff plug.

So I'm prying on my rear diff fill plug to change my fluid, when SLIP there goes the nut. Rounded off like a motherf*cker. . . I even drove 30 minutes to buy a 24mm socket cause I didn't have one, and I let it soak in pb blaster for about an hour. . . Wtf do I do now? I'm just really bummed atm. . .
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:19 PM   #4
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Okay thanks. Will it not damage the interior threads if I beat it with a mallet and screwdriver?
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:22 PM   #5
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Since there isn't a whole lot of room under there to swing a hammer you might try cutting a deep notch at around the 3 o'clock position, then place chisel or something simalar against the notch and a bottle jack on the other end.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:24 PM   #6
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Okay thanks. Will it not damage the interior threads if I beat it with a mallet and screwdriver?
Don't wail on it. Tap it. Or, get the appropriate sized bolt extractor: http://www.cornwelltools.com/webcat/...Bolt-Extractor

Tapping the bolt head and alternately hitting the flat around might work too.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:56 PM   #7
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Lots of options-Drill it, notch it, keep trying- but make sure you have a proper replacement plug before you try anything.
Where can I get a replacement? Do I have to go to the dealer? I've been searching, and see some folks getting Marlin replacements, but no luck finding part numbers/sites selling diff replacement bolts.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:31 PM   #8
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Six sided 15/16 socket. It feels tighter I'm super paranoid about stripping bolt heads off. If there is any slop at all with the socket I find a suitable alternative. Good luck with it man.
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Also can you get some vice grips clamped on it?
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:38 PM   #10
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Six sided 15/16 socket. It feels tighter I'm super paranoid about stripping bolt heads off. If there is any slop at all with the socket I find a suitable alternative. Good luck with it man.
Actually, I tried a 15/16 before I went to the store. It felt the same as the 24mm. They are both 12 sided though.


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Also can you get some vice grips clamped on it?
I'll try that tomorrow. I wish i had a damn impact/compressor.
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:01 PM   #11
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12 point sockets might as well be advertised as "hex head grinders".
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12 point sockets might as well be advertised as "hex head grinders".
Ha,ha no shit! I hate 12 point sockets.
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:08 PM   #13
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12 point sockets might as well be advertised as "hex head grinders".
Yes, they are shit for anything with narrow flats or that has been on forever.

But you could go the Krazie route and use needle-nose vice grips.
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When you find a replacement, please post where you get it from.... I have to change my diff fluid in the next week or so...

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Why not the dealer?
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:14 PM   #17
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Kind of late now, but a trick I learned long ago is to give those plugs a clip with a hammer before trying to turn it. Just hit the head square with the hammer and they normally come loose.
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:14 PM   #18
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Weld a cheap wrench (harbor freight) onto the head of the bolt, (just a couple of good tack welds should do) and that should help you get it off. Just make sure you have a new bolt ready after-wards.
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When you find a replacement, please post where you get it from.... I have to change my diff fluid in the next week or so...

Good luck
I think I found it. But holy $10 shipping. . .
http://www.villagetoyotaparts.com/pr...034118066.html
https://www.toyotapartsbarn.com/toyota-oem-parts.html

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Why not the dealer?
Because I absolutely despise my local dealer. . . I would burn the place down if I knew I wouldn't get caught.


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I don't think it is big enough. Says up to 19mm iso 24mm
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