Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Cleveland, OH, USA
Final Drive filler plug....stop me before I....
OK...all of this talk about the final drive failures made me go out in the garage and drain the drive oil.....and it certainly looks like it needed it!
The good news is that nothing but dirty black gear oil poured out....even the magnetic plug had nothing but sludge on it....then again, I only have 14k on a 2002.
Anyway.....now that I have drained the oil, luck would have it I can't get the filler plug out.
This isn't some reverse thread thing is it? Before I REALLY lean on the allen wrench, and strip the head, and rake my knuckles across the brake caliper or rotor, and scream obsenities.....anyone have a suggestion? I hesitate to take heat to the aluminum housing. And again, I really don't want to lean on it for fear of stripping the head. I tried a pipe extension on the wrench to get more leverage, but the fear of stripping....
Appreciate any help you may have....oh, did I mention...I have drained the oil so now I can't drive it anywhere. Nice!