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Old 03-06-2012, 09:52 PM   #1
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I bought everything i need to do the change. get the drain plug out and drained all the old fluid. Problem is i can't get the fill plug off to put the new fluid back in it. according to my book i should be able to use a 1/2 ratchet....its a different plug with a square. i don't have any tools to get that out that i know of. anyone got any idea's on how to remove it. Guess I will probably have to wait till my wife gets off work and run to the store and buy some new tools.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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you can use a cresent wrench and a bar, (cheapest) or a 22mm(??) wrench and a pipe don't hold me to that size.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:59 PM   #3
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its around a 19 or 20mm...and i can't fit a 12pt on it....and can't get good enough leverage to use the open end wrench....i think i will have to use a pair of vice grips and put a new plug in. was thinking about pouring it in though the shifter but i don't know how to remove all that stuff
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:32 PM   #4
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are you body dropped? by any chance because i know i could get a decent size crescent wrench up there, if not you can pour it by taking off the shifter cover.
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bout to take shifter cover off....bolt was already stripped....now its worse....
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:06 AM   #6
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pull the shifter, couple bolts and a clip. only issue is knowing how much you need to put in...

ALWAYS remove the filler bolt first when draining trans or diffs
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Two words... Pipe wrench use your legs tons o powaaaa.. Getting my shifter and boot off was a bitch, does the boot always come part or fastened to the carpet? I had to pull out my whole interior to do mIne carpet and all. (for the shifter) next time I'm using a utility knife. Bye bye stock boot
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:42 AM   #8
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I believe it's 2.5 qt but don't hold me to it....it's in my manual but I'm too lazy to move right now
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yea mine is body droped and i cut a bigger hole around my shifter then filled it up and put shit back over the hole
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Yeah I struggled too to remove the fill plug but after using one of those adjustable wrenches that was big enough so I won't have to use to much strength... I think it was a 12in wrench!! I also removed the shifter to fill but it wasn't no big deall!! I did struggle putting the snap ring back on!!!
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