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Old 02-26-2013, 07:49 PM   #1
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89 YJ Transmission drain plug removal?

Trying to take transmission out to put in a new clutch but came to where it was time to drain the fluid and can't figure out how to get the drain plug out. Thought that one of my ratchets would fit in the square but none of them matched up. Anyone have any suggestions. It's an 89 yj with the 4.2 manual if that makes a difference. Thanks.

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Old 02-27-2013, 02:27 PM   #2
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Drain plug is on the bottom correct. Try a 3/8 drive extension should fit. Or post a pics so we can look at this strange drain plug.

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Old 03-01-2013, 10:26 PM   #3
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I got it figured out. It required a 5/16 square drive socket. Not very easy to find. Luckily we found a mechanic that allowed us to borrow his for the weekend. No stores carry it that I could find. The only way I found you could get one localy is buying one off of a Snap-On Tools truck. Now I'm stumped again because I can't clear the exhaust due to the transfer case shifter being in the way by just a very little. I removed the top half like I heard you were supposed to? Had to walk away from it for a little. If it's this hard coming off putting it back on should be a Blast!!
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:40 PM   #4
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Yeah putting it back on isn't much fun, I'm doing my clutch in 2 weeks. I'm dreading it, good luck man and keep your head up.
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