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Old 08-04-2011, 02:19 PM   #1
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Horribly Seized Tranny Fill Plug

I've about halfway stripped it. I have BASIC hand tools. Any tips or tricks? AX15 on 98 TJ.

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Old 08-04-2011, 02:22 PM   #2
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PB blaster Or any good penetrating fluid & let it soak in.
Drill partial hole and use easy out.
Drill total and retap.

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Old 08-04-2011, 02:27 PM   #3
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Thanks for the ideas, but I meant hand tools, as in no power tools. Lol
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Drill partial hole and use easy out.
Drill total and retap.
Drill, refill, and hammer a cork into the hole.
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Don't have a drill, and the possibility of metal shavings getting in the transmission scares me anyways...
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Drill, refill, and hammer a cork into the hole.
Does the cork help the fluid get better with age like a fine wine?
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:32 PM   #7
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Don't have a drill, and the possibility of metal shavings getting in the transmission scares me anyways...
Do you have a magnet to catch the shavings as you drill slowly?
When I work with conduit I do that to keep metal from falling into the electronic drives I install.


Edit, never mind, just saw no drill comment.
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Do you have a magnet to catch the shavings as you drill slowly?
When I work with conduit I do that to keep metal from falling into the electronic drives I install.
No, I don't. And NO drill.
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No, I don't. And NO drill.
LoL,, so I'm slow on the take off. That's why I'm not a pilot.
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Any ideas involving a hammer, wrench, screw driver, etc?
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Just drill it out...


I would try soakin it with pb blaster or similar to see if that helps break it lose.
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Any ideas involving a hammer, wrench, screw driver, etc?
Oil it, let it sit for a few,, lightly tap with hammer as you try to tighten it just a little.
Work it tight & loose while tapping.
It's a last ditch effort, but it sometimes works on machines I repair.
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Arent power drills like $10 now?
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Just drill it out...

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I kept saying the same thing and for some reason he keeps saying he don't have a drill.
You ain't a pilot ether are you?
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Arent power drills like $10 now?
I'm an 18 year old college student. A girl, at that. If I bought one, I'd never use it again, and wouldn't even have anywhere to use one.
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I kept saying the same thing and for some reason he keeps saying he don't have a drill.
You ain't a pilot ether are you?
It's a she lol.

And I'd try a BFH! We know that's your tool of choice rocky.
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I kept saying the same thing and for some reason he keeps saying he don't have a drill.
You ain't a pilot ether are you?
That depends...do pilots use drills?
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Rocky try to tighten it up like they said, hammer, then lossen. also what penetrant are you using?
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Rocky try to tighten it up like they said, hammer, then lossen. also what penetrant are you using?
I'm gonna get some PB today.
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That depends...do pilots use drills?
Everything about flying is optional ,,,,, except landing. LoL
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It's a she lol.

And I'd try a BFH! We know that's your tool of choice rocky.
Opps, sorry mam.
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Oil it, let it sit for a few,, lightly tap with hammer as you try to tighten it just a little.
Work it tight & loose while tapping.
It's a last ditch effort, but it sometimes works on machines I repair.
X2. Its amazing on what you can get loose with a hammer. You dont have to beat the sh*t out of it, just a few good whacks. Heat works well, maybe try to get it off right after running your jeep for an hour or so when you got it at running temp.
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There is stuff better than PB you can try but I can't think of the name.
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There is stuff better than PB you can try but I can't think of the name.
Kroil works good as well.
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Get a propane torch and heat around the plug in a circle.
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Soaked in PB blaster, hit it with a BFH, used a wrench/hammer combo, to no avail.
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PB blaster, a wrench, BFH, and woman power. I won!
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