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Removing stripped rear end fill plug

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bwalkerc2, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. bwalkerc2

    bwalkerc2 Newbie

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    Can someone give me advice on how to remove the stripped fill plug on my 1998 k1500 chevy. Found it stripped after I bought the truck. Has the square insert head that has been rounded out. Any advice would be helpful
     
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    bobalob 1/2 ton status

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    grind the edges down a bit till flat enough to get a wrench on
     
  3. crimescene

    crimescene Registered Member

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    That is gonna be fun! I had one in the same shape, I got an easy out from NAPA, the square tapered one and used the one that was just short of falling in the plug, tapped it in with a hammer, (into the stripped part of the plug) then I got a handheld torch and heated the area around the plug trying to avoid heating the plug directly, and with a little time it came out, no damage to the housing or threads in the housing. GOOD LUCK!
     
  4. bobalob

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    just read again oops
     
  5. Leper

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    Weld a short bolt into the hole, then use a wrench to remove it. easy.
     
  6. JIMs70K25

    JIMs70K25 1/2 ton status

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    Dido, welded a nut to mine.
     
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    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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    what he said
     
  8. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i take a bolt also and hammer it in the hole and weld asmuch as possible and it comes out no problem.
     
  9. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    When you get it out , get a plug with external flats for a wrench . I have had an axle with both , and I like the one for a wrench better :D
     

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