I went to check my transmission fluid, and the fill plug was pretty tuff to get off, so topped it off and went to put the plug back in, and being a dumb *** figured it should go on just as tight as it was getting it off and I broke of the top part of the threaded hole where the plug goes in. I keep trying to post pics but there too large. So can this be welded or what do I do from here?
the material is (or SHOULD be) cast aluminum... it CAN be welded, but from my experience, would need to be TIG welded by a pro.
Whether or not YOUR particular break can be repaired I guess would depend on the extent of damage and the location. Only thing I can suggest would be to drain it, remove it and bring it to a good welding shop and ask them.
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Its either cast aluminum or cast magnesium, dont remember which, both of which can be TIG welded. Unless you have a nice TIG setup and are extremely comfortable doing it then I would bring it to a shop
Thanks everyone. I've asked around town and a few people recommended the same guy, but when I went by he hasn't been there. I figure if he doesn't feel confident doing it just trying jb weld and hoping for the best because either way I'm looking at a new transmission. Right?
Think I probably ended up cracking it when taking the plug out since I did have to use a breaker bar and then just realized what happened when I tried to tighten it.
Of your tranny was in nice shape, can I suggest getting a used one from a JY, having it gutted and put your parts inside. Or get a used one and when the gears give er, swap yours in. Just an idea,
Should be cheaper than a reman or a new one.
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