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Diff Fill Plug

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by hoepuncher, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Feb 22, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    hoepuncher

    hoepuncher [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey Everyone,
    I can't seem to get out the fill plug to change my diff fluid...and i think i may have stripped the plug. Here are the pics....does anyone know if this plug is still ok to reuse and or remove? I hope i didnt strip it too much...
    Sorry for the blurry pics, it was taken from my iphone.

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  2. Feb 22, 2010 at 12:29 PM
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    how did you do that??? always use a boxed end wrench on bolys like that.. I would def replace it.. if a wrench wont grab it anymore use some vice grips just to get it off....
     
  3. Feb 22, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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  4. Feb 22, 2010 at 12:31 PM
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  5. Feb 22, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Looks like you werent using the correct size wrench...
     
  6. Feb 22, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    that bolt is the hardest bolt i've ever attempted to take off. holy crap batman.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    hoepuncher

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    i dunno..i was using a 15/16 socket and tried my best but i ended up messing it up
     
  8. Feb 22, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    It's a 24 millimeter. Mine was pretty tight, but was no problem to remove.
     
  9. Feb 22, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    Mine was tight as shit. Ended up having to wack the ratchet a few times with a hammer to break it loose. After that, smooth sailing.
     
  10. Feb 22, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Only .007" diff between 15/16 and 24 mm. They are interchangable.
     
  11. Feb 22, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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    Go to the dealer and have them get it off and have them replace it with a new one. Most dealerships are more than happy to help with a stuck bolt and might not even charge to do it. Those bolts are a pain in the a** to get off the first time!
     
  12. Feb 22, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    When mine was stuck, I just used my big ass pipe wrench. I still re-use it just torque it to correct spec and you won't have this problem again.
     
  13. Feb 22, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    none of the dealers around my area have a new plug availabe...bummed. I hope pepboys/autozone have them.
     
  14. Feb 22, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    Not a chance.

    You should be fine re-using the plug at least temporarily while the dealer orders a new one.
     
  15. Feb 22, 2010 at 3:02 PM
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    Ok I finally got it out and replaced the fluid. I think my dumbass tried to remove it with not having a good angle. I'll make sure to change the bolt when it arrives. Very frustrating day..
     
  16. Feb 22, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    That's why "they" say you should always remove the fill plug first.
     
  17. Feb 22, 2010 at 3:10 PM
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    LOL that was the fill plug...drain plug was no problem
     
  18. Feb 22, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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  19. Feb 22, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    thanks for the link but the bolt came out fine my 2nd attempt...A new bolt is coming in once the dealer gets it.

    Thanks everyone for their input and advice!! :eek:
     
  20. Oct 26, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    I have the same problem. :mad::mad::mad: 24mm socket and she spins WTF. I started with normal wrench then breaker bar, then on a impact and nothing. To top that off i hit the drain plug and (just to see if it was that damn tight) lost half of the oil:mad:(more pissed) So now what? I have a normal size set of vice grips and a 24in pipe wrench/ or do i spend more$ to fix my F up.
     
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