To make a long story short, it's been sitting in various garages and sheds for a lot of it's life, and I am in the process of getting it running again. You can see lot's of gunk all over from the old oil plug leaking as well as the side cover gasket, we're gonna fix both of these issues. Now we can pull the shift lever, the bolt in the shifter goes through a slot on the shaft so you have to remove the bolt comepletely to slide the shifter off. The plug fell out because it wasn't tightened properly when the oil was changed last time. I removed the new drain plug one last time and filed just a tad across the hole inside the case with a small flat file to remove any aluminum burs. The trans pan gasket is reusable. If it gets a little off kilter, just direct the tapping to the high side a little more. If it breaks after that Toyota will ask you for hand over money. It's their responsibility! We also want to install the self locking nut on the stud sticking out near the bottom left of the case. The powertrain warranty is 5-years 60K miles. Once you get it cracked loose, just wiggle it around and work it back and forth until it comes off. You can remove one-third to one-half of the fluid from the transmission at a time. Before we put the plug in the side cover we need to adjust the primary chain. Just fill it until it starts to come out the oil level screw. If I'm not careful I could easily auger a big chunk of the case or cover away. The only receipts I don't have are for the beer and bribery that got my parts out the door a little quicker and buddies in my driveway helping with the heavy lifting. Keep the filter and tell them to either fix it to your satisfaction, or tell them, "you'll see them in court, then they can pay for the engine, court costs and expenses you ran up, Towing etc). Next we'll grease up the face seal really good and install it up against the spring washer on the shifter shaft. Then 35 days later a long trip gets it really warm and the plug gets loose and falls out. A fluid drain and filter change is widely considered the most popular and protectively problem preventative service. This wasn't the case. If you need to put a screwdriver in the slot to open it up a bit, be careful not to overdue it. Besides that, I have a shoe box that is full of receipts. If you need someplace to do your truck, feel free to ask. Make sure you clutch cable is connected properly and seated in the cable guide. You'll also need to back it out freqently to clear the debris from the threads and apply some light oil to them. Notice I put a little thicker layer of silicone on the foot peg stud gasket. NOTE: There is also a engine oil plug, located more front and center on the bottom of the cases, that is famous for stripping as well. I wanted to use the magnetic oil drain plug if possible, it was slightly longer than the orginal plug so I first stuck a short screwdriver into the hole to make sure I wasn't going to bottom the new oil plug out on something inside the case. We're ready to put the side cover back on and button this thing up. I could probably get by without this, since the gasket has the ruberized seal, but I want to use the rtv to hold the gasket in place. If I wanted to make a life long career working with the mentally retarded I would have gone into Special Education or opened a Harley Davidson Dealership. Sure enough a large half circle shaped bur came off! With the dip stick pulled out. If you want help whupin dat ass, you know where I live. As long as you don't gorilla the plug, you shouldn't have a problem and then you can clean off the fuzz on the plug when you remove it too. Now install the plug in the cover and your done! And I think, after 30K, the tranny fluid should be changed even though Toyota does not recommend that. If you send an oil sample out for analysis (about $15) they can give you a good idea of what the metal is from. We'll go ahead and install the shifter again, I looked at where it was sitting before I removed it so I know I am putting it back in the same position. Here I am pointing to the oil level screw with my impact driver. Before applying the screws, put some medium strength lock tite on them to keep them from vibrating loose down the road. The shifter bolt is a good candidate for the red lock tite. I probably 20 miles before the plug fell out. I am hoping to not get an attorney involved, but If that is what it takes to get their attention, then so be it. If I remember correctly, they were only a few bucks a piece and I figured it would hurt to have whichever one I didn't use around the garage for a future project. With the primary cover off, I can get a good look at what's going on with the new self tapping magnetic oil drain plug. Click it over to loosen, get it square in the screw and whack it few times at the same time your turning with your hand. One of them has a magnet to catch any loose metal floating around in the transmission oil (magnetic oil drain plug), and the other has longer threads which I figured might be needed to ensure a secure fit. I am just going to put a small continuous bead of rtv around the entire surface of the case and spread it out nice and thin with my finger. The transmission hose that connects to the ac condenser on my 2015 gmc sierra 4x4 was loose and it fell off while driving. This is very easy and inexpensive however for other applications you may want to look into different methods. I had an "experience" with them & a Porsche... you'll want to take it to small claims court. Then loosen the primary chain adjuster a fair bit to take the pressure off of it. Let's pull that primary cover and do this thing right. Here's what if looks like removed, I left the clutch cable connected in this pic. Rinse and repeat until you've seated the new oil drain plug all the way in. So, in conclusion 3 or 4 drain and fills is whats needed to change most of the fluid. This is some really really high quality green grease. $9.12 $ 9. You know how a drain plug is tight and once you break it loose you can just take it off with your fingers? I like to use electronics cleaner because it evaporates fast leaving a clean dry surface for the thread locker. If the transmission pan has a drain plug, remove the plug to drain the fluid into a collection pan. The method I will show you here is fixing a stripped transmission oil drain plug in a harley davidson iron head sportster motorcycle. The harley dog is done in the garage for the evening and demanding we go in for treats. Set the bike up straight by putting something under the kickstand. As a quick side note, don't use that plug to drain your engine oil, just use the one on the bottom of the oil tank. Where can I get additional information on that? Although I love nice tools, you don't need a snap-on, I think I paid 15 bucks for this one years ago, and it works just fine for the casual garage mechanic. Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Billbo, Jul 9, 2010. However, understand that this method will only allow you to … My finger is on the primary chain adjuster in the pic below, loosen the self locking nut then turn the bolt out a ways with an allen wrench (it will probably just turn out freely by hand as soon as you loosen the self locking nut). I bought two different styles since I wasn't sure which one I would end up using. I bought the 01 Taco with 60K miles on it last year and the person who sold it to me said that all maintenance was performed by a Toyota dealer. A forum community dedicated to Ford performance owners and enthusiasts. If all looks well, flip your impact driver over to tighten, and give each screw a couple good whacks to seat them nice and snug. I did a 3.3 quart drain and replacement of the transmission fluid. Place a collection pan underneath the transmission drain plug. I can't believe what I"m reading/'have read here. Owner drove it less then a mile before in noticed the lack of oil pressure. If you're lucky enough to have such a pan, you can simply remove the plug to drain the ATF. 16 $32.99 $32.99 I see that the case is thicker there which will allow me to utilize the longer threads on the non-magnetic plug. Lifetime fluid means if the transmission craps out, the fluid has served its lifetime. Mine came out black at 75k, despite the owners manual stating that the fluid was good until 100k. Method b. This is my 1979 Harley Davidson Sportster, it's not quite a harley davidson museum piece, but it's bought and paid for. Did my 30,000 mile maintenance (28,750 miles) this weekend. Unscrew the drain plug lug on the transmission fluid pan. Your engine is history...it may continue to run, but it will never be right. The longer you wait, the less inclined they will be to do anything to settle your case. " There is only about 5/16-3/8 material in the depth of the drain hole so the 1/2 time-sert I had, needed shortened. Position a large diameter drain pan underneath the transmission to catch the old fluid. Now what? Most transmission pans, however, don't have plugs. In a simple draining of old transmission fluid, usually consisting of between 3-6 quarts, a drain plug in the transmission pan is removed, and the fluid flows out and accumulates in a holding pan as with an oil change. It does not leak. Now would be a good time to put a wire nut on your rtv silicone to keep it fresh for next time. Come join the discussion about popular models such as the Mustang, Galaxie, Falcon, Fairlane, Torino, Shelby and many more! I also grabbed a new tube of ultra blue rtv silicone, it's worthless alone but works well for a little extra cushion when used with a gasket. Oversized oil drain plugs made to replace a 1/2" oil drain plug. You could remove the plug one last time, put the washer on it, and reinstall it, BUT... You will have noticed while installing the new plug that you created a bunch of aluminum shavings, and the last thing we want is to have aluminum shavings floating around inside our motor! Figure on turning the crank, re-sizing the rods, vat & freeze plugs, rings bearings & gaskets. She should look real glittery. Spray and leave for 30minutes to 1hour to take effect. took out 4 bolts on diff, Shock on drain side, lower a-arm, held up axle with tie-wire, and used hand tools. Keep in mind that with my gearing, I'm running 3000+ rpms when cruising 55 mph on the highway. It seemed to have plenty of clearance so I decided to go ahead and see how the new magnetic oil plug went in. I purchased the new oversized drainplugs at an Auto Value store. The new gasket set has arrived, perfect timing! When I got it off though, the plug looked normal. NOTE: if you have trouble getting the footpeg or the shifter to slide off, and decide to pry against the alumiminum cover with a screwdriver or pry bar, first grab a ball pein hammer and pop yourself in the forehead a couple times with the round end, (hopefully, that should knock some sense into you and deture you from prying against the cover). For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. The bolts attaching the pan to the van are located on the top of the pan. The doughnut grommet went on and plug went in a minute, and all is right. I wiggle the chain up and down with my finger as I tighten the stud. I went back to it and resumed squeezing, pushing, etc.. and all at once the middle of the (coned-shaped grommet) fell out and the two pieces looked like a plug and a regular doughnut grommet. Slide the cover back on evenly hit it into place with the palms of your hands. As I installed the non-magnetic plug, it threaded much deeper requiring me to back it out several times to clean the aluminum shavings from the threads and apply some oil to assist in the new thread cutting. 12. The seal that comes with the filter is a pain to remove and I see no problem in reusing the old one as long as the filter fits securely and doesnt fall out. First remove the nut with the red arrow in the pic below. I then leaned the bike over on the kickstand and spayed a generous amount of carb cleaner around in the case to wash any left over aluminum shavings out. At the same time, allowing the old oil to drain into your waiting bucket. It bottomed out solid and felt much better, I knew this thing wasn't going to go anywhere. The second is a defective crankcase ventilator along with a damaged plug … Kodiak 700 Engine & Transmission. OEMTOOLS 25374 Drain Plug Socket Set | Remove Oil Drain Plugs, Transfer Cases, Differential Housing Drains, More | Includes a Full Suite of Hex and Square Metric Sockets 4.6 out of 5 stars 48 $23.16 $ 23 . The dealer has the pan. Luckily, i was a few hundred feet away from my house when the truck started acting up and as i went to my nearest oreilly store to buy more transmission fluid, i saw the leak start not too far away from where i stopped. If you need anything, feel free to call. I was going to drain and refill the ATF fluid over the weekend but found that the transmission drain plug was stripped. Two pieces of 2x4 seem to work just right for mine. Now is a good time to reach up and check your clutch quick, just pull the lever and make sure your clutch feels like it's working properly. FREE Shipping on your first order shipped by Amazon. I know a decent lawyer as well. It's 1000cc motor with a 4 speed transmission. The bike hasn't leaked a drop of oil since the repair. Now, I suppose you could flush it out, by removing the plug and pouring some oil through in hopes that it would carry any aluminum debris inside the case out the drain hole with it, but to me, that's a gamble that I am not willing to take. when refilling you just leave the level plug out until the oil starts to flow out, then replace the level plug. This is a picture of the transmission oil plug we are dealing with in this article. Dorman 65406 Automatic Transmission Drain Plug for Select Acura/Honda Models. 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