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Unread 09-07-2003, 07:20 PM   #1
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manual tranny drain plug removal Q?

Ok, went to check all the fluid levels on the used TJ I bought a while back. Got everything checked except the 5 spd. tranny. What size hex head do I need to get the plug out?? My brother is a farmer with more tools than god, but nothing big enough to get this plug. So, I guess a trip to Sears is in order, but would like to know the size first.

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Unread 09-07-2003, 07:53 PM   #2
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You sure you're talking about the tranny? It sounds like you're looking at the transfer case. The tranny drain and fill plugs are on the side of the tranny which is in front of the transfer case whle the transfer case is to the rear of the transmission, with the big drain and fill plugs facing the rear axle.
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i feel your pain
i had to make something to fit mine
i used a old bolt grinded it to make it fit in there and then welded a nut on the other side and it came right out

i think its a 12-14 millimeter some where it that range
but i dont remember
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Jerry, I'm sure it's the tranny. Large drain plug, forward of the transfer case skid plate, on the drivers side. 'Bout halfway up the tranny. Hope someone out there knows, else I'll have to do some testing at Sears.
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Jerry, I'm sure it's the tranny. Large drain plug, forward of the transfer case skid plate, on the drivers side. 'Bout halfway up the tranny. Hope someone out there knows, else I'll have to do some testing at Sears.
Look again, there are some fake looking bolts around there. Once at midnight I learned this...
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You still might not be looking at the drain plug. Look near the bottom on the side of the tranny for a smaller hex-head bolt, in the forward section. No drain plug would be half-way up the side of the case.
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... No drain plug would be half-way up the side of the case.
But the fill plug would be... I'd hope by now he found something that obvious on the bottom, even in the dark.
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Lookee what I found. http://www.4x4xplor.com/trannyservice.html
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Thanks Jerry, it's a 17mm by that site. If you look at their picture with the arrows, the plug I needed to remove to check the level is the fill bolt - roughly halfway up the side of the tranny on the drivers side.

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Unread 09-08-2003, 08:57 AM   #11
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I bought a bolt and counter sunk two nuts on it. Way cheaper than buying a hex that size. I keep it in my center console... I use it all the time...
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