ATF drain plug removal

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Just FYI, I remembered, that I have fluid extractor.
Nope. Won't reach ATF in the trannie. And what I mean - I had plenty of tube outside the filler tube, to go in. There's something at the bottom of it that blocks the tube from going deeper in. Extractor works fine otherwise, I checked. So no, no mas.
Looks like I'll have to order that bolt extractor kit or, at least, 15mm socket. I really don't want to drop the pan, been there, done that, all covered in ATF and half day job. Plus, it's 4WD, so you can't get to the gear shifter bracket and need to bend it away to gain access to the pan lip.
I'll try gentle heat and bolt extractor.
 
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No reason to brag. Neither is rust a problem here. It's not the rust. It's the darn rubber seal in the plug flange. It, pretty much, cakes to the pan. The only reason your oil drain plug does not is because it is used more often. So it does not have time to cake to the metal. GM apparently never heard of simple yet functional copper washers. No need to rubber seals.
 
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MOF, if I'll get that plug off, I am inclined to put a Fumoto on instead. Call it aday for years to come.
 

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No reason to brag. Neither is rust a problem here. It's not the rust. It's the darn rubber seal in the plug flange. It, pretty much, cakes to the pan. The only reason your oil drain plug does not is because it is used more often. So it does not have time to cake to the metal. GM apparently never heard of simple yet functional copper washers. No need to rubber seals.
Before I responded earlier, I did see you were in the PNW and knew you were likely not dealing with rust. I just like to say it and brag a little bit because I dealt with rust for so many years, I just get "giddy" talking about no rust here to deal with. Since I retired and started to work on vehicles at my house all the time, I have only had to deal with the rust on my old bones when doing that. The cash helps make up for it though.
 

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odd. your extractor doesn't work. mine has always worked on all my trannys since the tube is huge. but it does hit something, I'm guessing windage tray going down the oil dipstick. very annoying when you over fill a half qt haha. haha.
 
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OK, I got plug out yesterday.
15mm socket out of this kit did the job
Well, soaked it with Liquid Wrench first and used breaker bar, of course. But, socket gripped well and with a bit of effort it popped.
Was contemplating using my g'ol air impact wrench, as regular DeWalt impact didn't do it. But, have it a shot with breaker bar.
I could see, where rubber cooked to the oil pan.
New plug - it's the same, as for the oil drain - received ample anti seize before placed in.
 

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