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SackLunch 04-28-2013 07:09 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.

SackLunch 04-29-2013 08:18 AM

bump.....anyone?

chipmonk66gt 04-29-2013 09:20 AM

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.

Chrimbler 04-29-2013 09:30 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.

Rooster76 04-29-2013 09:40 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.

cnhmatthews 04-29-2013 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chrimbler (Post 3695883)
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.

Here's your answer. Just fine a bolt with 17mm head and thread 2 nuts on the end and tighten against each other. Use this method and Si Robertson would be proud of you.

lakemm21 06-24-2013 04:28 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

fljeepleo 06-24-2013 04:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lakemm21 (Post 3895077)
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

Nice, gonna have to add that to the collection.

kjeeper10 06-25-2013 04:41 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.

legitposter 06-25-2013 09:57 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.

TOK 06-25-2013 10:23 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.


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