Which Rearend Plug Removal Tool?

Discussion in 'Transmission & Driveline Topics' started by joe webb, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. joe webb

    joe webb New Member

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    Space is tight for an adjustable wrench and I seem to remember something about using a 3/4" socket adapter but what is the correct tool for these plugs? Thanks

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  2. CorkyE

    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Just use an extension, put the female end on the plug, use a monkey wrench to turn it. Do not use a metric monkey wrench, it won't fit correctly. :)
     
  3. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I use the smallest adjustable you can buy.
     
  4. Green hornet

    Green hornet Veteran Member

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    The correct size 12 point socket should fit.
     
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  5. big gear head

    big gear head Veteran Member

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    I use a 9/16 open end wrench most of the time.
     
  6. joe webb

    joe webb New Member

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    Since I posted...found out it's a square 9/16" head. I plan on calling my favorite auto supply tomorrow and see if my buddy can get me a socket. Found out a Sunex 218FP is one of the suppliers that makes one. Thanks all...Joe in TEXAS.
     
  7. Bamaro

    Bamaro Veteran Member

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    A 12 point 17mm fits perfect
     
  8. joe webb

    joe webb New Member

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    That doesn't surprise me...Thanks a bunch. I'll try it, since the vendor I ordered the right on from emailed me back and said it would take 5 weeks. (guess someone had to make one)

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  9. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    They are actually 8 point sockets. I have a set of Craftsman that I've had for years. Never used them until I put up my garage and they came in handy due to the thousands of those square nuts make up my building.
     
  10. 70-camaro

    70-camaro Veteran Member

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    Open end wrench here too!!
     

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