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Transfer Case Fill Plug

Thread in 'Fluids: Oil, ATF, Coolant, etc.' started by Dennis Smink, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Dennis Smink

    Dennis Smink Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Anyone ever not been able to get the plug out? I am having a bear of a time with the one on my Ranger. I'm afraid that if I put too much torque on it, the transfer case will strip.
     
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    shawn stonbraker 2 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner

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    Give it a shot of penetrating fluid, then give it a rap with a hammer. Should loosen it up for ya. They are pretty stout, be kindof hard to strip it.;)
     
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    Kevin Palmer Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Many places sell a wrench dedicated for this application.



    It is slightly tapered and grabs MUCH better than using an extension as the extension is square with rounded corners...



     
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  4. Dennis Smink

    Dennis Smink Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    I did spray it with PB Blaster. I'll give it another try tomorrow night. I'll look for the tool you mentioned, Coastiejoe. Also have to get a longer wrench. I thought I broke the long socket wrench I have trying to get it off; but when I tried it later it was okay. Don't know what happened!
     
  5. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Don't take this the wrong way, but are you turning it the correct direction ???



    Some times on your back things look different...



    Todd Z
     
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    scott degroot Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    These can be extremely tight at times. I have on occassion had to use a 1/2" impact gun to break these loose but usually am able to get it with a 1/2" breaker bar.
     
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    Bill Barber Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Is a pipe thread, they can be a bitch, righty tighty, lefty loosey

    Hit it with a propane tourch, may have been locktighted at some point.
     
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  8. Dennis Smink

    Dennis Smink Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    I am turning in the correct direction!:banana:



    My concern, as I initially wrote, is that the aluminum case itself will strip or rip. Hopefully the Blaster penetrated more over night. I'll put more on tonight and I am getting a breaker bar and will look for the wrench CoastiJoe recommended. I will update later!



    Would it be safe using a propane torch?
     
  9. Dennis Smink

    Dennis Smink Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Success!! I went to Sears to get a breaker bar and then realized that I had one - of sorts. I had a tool to assist in changing serpentine belts that served the same purpose. It was just a tad longer than a normal breaker bar though.



    The drain plug came out easier. I used teflon tape on both thinking it might be easier to remove next time. If I had anti-seize compound I would use that.



    Also, I can see where a pump would be better than the suction gun to get the new fluid in.
     
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    Your comment "are you turning the wrong way?" Once I was replacing steering parts on an Oldsmobile and almost ruined the huge nut on the drag link when BAM! I realized I was righty tighty in stead of lefty loosey LOL S___T happens .
     
  11. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Jerry, your resurrecting these old posts.... this one is from 2009 !! !!! lol
     
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    Darn , why do I do that ? I must pay attention LOL. Thats what they told me in school , your not paying attention. LOL thanks ,.Ill try to be more observant .
     

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