|06-25-2013 11:23 AM|
Not sure if this clearance issue affected all JK's at one time, but I have a 2013 Sport and the pipe that crosses under the trans drain is far enough forward that clearance doesn't appear to be an issue.
I simply went out and purchased two bolts, one with a 17mm head and the other with a 14mm and put two nuts back to back at their centers.
Total cost for all of it was under $5. Going to order Redline MTL, which no local place has on the shelves. I will update if there are any complications with this setup when I'm done.
|06-25-2013 10:57 AM|
A bolt with a 17mm head and a 17mm nut attached is the cheapest route but I went around to every hardware store and couldn't find bolt heads that big. I was surprised.
A trimmed 17mm hex tool would work great as well but I don't think I have the tools to cut a hex tool right now.
I ordered a tool piece similar to what another poster responded with. I'll post results if they're good.
|06-25-2013 05:41 AM|
Cheapest tool I've seen is a lopped hex tool. Used a open end wrench to remove the plug.
Problem is you do bot have a lot of room. Cut just enough to fit the plug and enough for the wrench to grab onto.
|06-24-2013 05:31 PM|
|06-24-2013 05:28 PM|
Manual Transmission Plug Tool
I too am a newbie to jeeps and have wondered this very same thing. I called a jeep dealer and they told me they use a 1+ inch 17mm hex socket from Matco. It's $16 minus shipping. The part number is BP17MA should the link below not work. Excuse us for cheating!
BP17MA 17MM DRAIN PLUG SOCKET
|04-29-2013 03:46 PM|
|04-29-2013 10:40 AM|
It shows how to make one, and the clearance your working with HERE> Project-JK.com - Jeep JK Wrangler Resource » Jeep JK Wrangler NSG-370 Manual Transmission Service
I'm wondering if this 17mm one would work for the tight spot? Maybe not because it's a socket.
BGS Tools 1/2" Bit Socket Int. Hex. 17x55mm 5184-H17 on eBay!
Looks like you need a 14mm one also, but it doesn't need to be so short.
If you find a cheap spot to get one post it up.
|04-29-2013 10:30 AM|
You're too lazy to fabricate the tool, but not lazy enough to change your own oil??....
It's really not that hard to make one, get a 17mm allen key, cut a one inch section off or get a 1" M17 bolt and 2 nuts.
|04-29-2013 10:20 AM|
|chipmonk66gt||It needs a special tool? Can you post a pic? I'm curious. I would imagine it would have been a 3/8 socket like most drain plugs.|
|04-29-2013 09:18 AM|
|04-28-2013 08:09 PM|
Manual Transmission Drain Plug Tool
Would anyone be willing to send / sell me their tool they used to unscrew the manual transmission fluid drain plug? I'm too lazy to fabricate one myself.
Or any tips on a work around the exhaust manifold would be appreciated.