Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Pgh, Pa.
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I was regreasing my hubs today.
And wanted to service some other things.
I tried to remove the front axle fill plug. Before removing the drain plug!!
I cannot get it out. I soaked it with PB blast. No luck! I cannot get it off, even with a breaker bar.
It is starting to slowly round it out. So I stopped. Any ideas?
Also, I checked my Transfer case fluid. It is full, but I wanted to change it. How are you guys getting tranny fluid in there? There is no room at all to get to that opening!!
I remember when i did mine that i was really glad i had a body lift. for the transfer case I went to harbor freight and bought one of their cheap fluid hand pumps. They have them at advance and auto zone too, but they are about twice the price.
Hey, I saw those before, good idea!!!
as for the fill plug, a lot of people seem to have trouble getting them off, but I am pretty sure I could have pulled mine loose with my fingers. the front and rear fill plugs were both barely on there. If yours is really in there tight and you can get to it without melting other stuff take a torch to it. if not get some stuff called crc freeze off. you might use a whole can on the one bolt, but it usually works. its pretty much compressed gas that comes out super cold and causes the bolt to contract a bit and allow you to get it loose.
Ya know...I have always swore by PB Blast. Which I still like....However.
I used the Freeze it, and I'll be damn! It worked.
That stuff isn't cheap, but it does work.
My front axle was a bit low, but very clean, so I just topped it off.
That pump, I did buy at advance. I wished I would have bought one of those years ago! I drained and filled my transfer case in record time! Outstanding!
The drain plug was clean, fluid was not that bad. But I wanted Valvoline Max life in it, so its done!
I need to figure out what I can run through that hand pump to clean it out, so I can use it for rear end fluid too??
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