On Thu, 8 Jan 1998, LBOTTOM2 wrote:
> do was change th gearbox fluid....drained it, but now can't get that blasted
> filler plug out! Even removed a seat and the trans cover to get better access
> and still it won't budge. To make matters worse, the lug is chewed up and
> rounded from the last guy to try this. Do you think they could have put this
> plug in a worse spot? It would be awkward getting a wrench on it when it was
> new. Ideas anyone?
Step 1) Get out your big ViceGrips (TM) and remove the plug, destroying
it in the process.
Step 2) Buy a new plug at your local fuzzy-dice-selling autoparts store.
Step 3) Go to Sears and buy an eight point socket to fit your new plug.
Step 4) Fill your gearbox and install your new plug with your new socket.
Step 5) Never worry about a rounded plug again. (Your new socket may
also work on your engine sump plug too!)
Step 6) Cut a 1" hole in the transmission cover adjacent to the plug and
fill it with a 1" rubber plug. Next time you want to check the
oil, Lift up the carpet, remove the plug, put your 8-point
socket on an extension and remove it, no problem. (This idea
came from Chris Kanterjiev)