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Old 06-09-2011, 02:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my mechanic stripped threads in tranny drain plug f#*!...Wondering if it's possible to fix without removing?
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It can be repaired with a helical coil insert. You will have to measure the thread pitch on the plug & buy the kit at an industrial supply company. Probably gonna cost ya $50 minimum - it's been a while since I bought one. If you talk to a local machine shop they might let you buy one insert & use their drill, tap, insertion & tang break off tools...
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I fixed mine with a heli-coil. Quick, easy and permanent repair, just be careful not to get tap grindings in your pan. I'd flush it well after drilling and tapping and give it a quick oil change as well.

Don't bash your mechanic too bad. Many times the damage is done by over tightening the drain plug on installation.
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Don't bash your mechanic too bad. Many times the damage is done by over tightening the drain plug on installation.

However, this "mechanic" does not know how to fix it?
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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just saw this exact same thing last week. The tech who did it ended up getting an oversize drain plug from the local auto parts store. (NAPA). Just tell them what size the o.e.m. plug is. And it only cost around 3 bucks
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just saw this exact same thing last week. The tech who did it ended up getting an oversize drain plug from the local auto parts store. (NAPA). Just tell them what size the o.e.m. plug is. And it only cost around 3 bucks
To add. I'd ask if the oversize plug is self tapping. Good idea you mentioned Weedeater.
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I'd probably pull the pan. Actually I would tell the mechanic to pull the pan, he screwed it up. Since I am at, I would ask for a new pan. Since he screwed it up.

Probably forgot which way is loose when taking the plug out.
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I would make the mechanic pay for a new pan, plug, gaskets, and oil. These are basic things that any "mechanic" should have no problem doing. IF the pan was stripped he should have told you immediately and not done any more work until the repair work was agreed upon.

I had a NAV unit in my car go bad, warranty item, the a$$ wipe at the dealer was trying to remove the GPS antenna and jerked the cable out of the connector and then tried to reinsert it to hide his mistake. The navigation was working fine the CD was bad and he lied about the whole thing. I raised enough hell until they replaced the antenna and a different mechanic had to do the work.
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my mechanic stripped threads in tranny drain plug f#*!...Wondering if it's possible to fix without removing?
Was your "Mechanic" your brother-in-law or a friend? tdlr
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