LT 77 Drain Plug Stuck - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old May 16th, 2014, 06:26 PM
richord
Status: Offline
Richard Ordowich
1987/D90
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Princeton, NJ USA
Posts: 209
Registry
LT 77 Drain Plug Stuck

I tried to remove the transmission drain plug with a wrench but is will not turn. I was able to remove the filler plug and the strainer plug.

Any ideas on how to remove the drain plug?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old May 16th, 2014, 06:30 PM
javelinadave
Status: Offline
-
-
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: -
Posts: 5,394
At least you did it in the proper order. You could have removed the drain plug and not be able to remove the filler plug.
Have you tried spraying some penetrating oil on the plug threads or hit it with an electric heat gun for a bit?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old May 16th, 2014, 06:37 PM
richord
Status: Offline
Richard Ordowich
1987/D90
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Princeton, NJ USA
Posts: 209
Registry
I will try the penetrating oil. I was thinking of heating it with plumbing torch but leery about an open flame. Thanks for the suggestion of the great gun.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old May 16th, 2014, 06:50 PM
Jymmiejamz's Avatar
Jymmiejamz
Status: Offline
Jimmy
1995 D90 SW #365
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 3,468
Registry
I don't think a torch would be a good idea. Have you tried hitting the wrench with a mallet or using your foot (assuming you are doing this on the ground) to push the wrench?
__________________
Car Camping Collective founding member and Treasurer
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old May 16th, 2014, 07:21 PM
richord
Status: Offline
Richard Ordowich
1987/D90
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Princeton, NJ USA
Posts: 209
Registry
I tried hitting the wrench with a mallet but it won't budge.
I'm worried about damaging the head on the plug.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old May 17th, 2014, 10:24 AM
rover4x4's Avatar
rover4x4
Status: Offline
Phillip
1995 SW #487/500
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Old North State
Posts: 7,527
Registry
I've been down this road on my truck, get a bigger wrench or double up on open ended wrenches. Have another bowl of wheaties and watch those knuckles . Someone before you likely didn't replace the copper washer on the drain plug, ask me how I know
__________________
Poor gas mileage gets you to the best places on earth
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old May 17th, 2014, 11:05 AM
Jymmiejamz's Avatar
Jymmiejamz
Status: Offline
Jimmy
1995 D90 SW #365
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 3,468
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by richord View Post
I'm worried about damaging the head on the plug.
I highly doubt that will happen unless you are using the incorrect sized wrench.
__________________
Car Camping Collective founding member and Treasurer
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old May 17th, 2014, 05:18 PM
Rocky's Avatar
Rocky
Status: Offline
Chris
72 + D1 drivetrain
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Colonies Aka Boston
Posts: 8,795
Quote:
Originally Posted by richord View Post
I tried to remove the transmission drain plug with a wrench but is will not turn. I was able to remove the filler plug and the strainer plug. Any ideas on how to remove the drain plug?
You need more cowbell.
__________________
A friend of mine runs a land rover / range rover specialty repair shop. Based on his experience, they are capable of stopping anywhere, anytime, at any cost.

I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old May 17th, 2014, 05:23 PM
down_shift's Avatar
down_shift
Status: Offline
Russell
94' D90 ST & 06' LR3
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Leesburg, VA
Posts: 4,118
Registry
It is time for a Mityvac. One of the best shop tools around.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old May 17th, 2014, 07:13 PM
Red90's Avatar
Red90
Status: Online
John B.
1991 Defender 90, 200TDI
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,250
Registry
Not for a gearbox. You want to drain it and see if any heavy bigger stuff comes out.

Put the closed end of a good wrench or a 6 point socket and hit it with a big hammer.
__________________
Pissing people off on the "net" since 1983.

Land Rover. Turning owners into mechanics since 1948.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old May 18th, 2014, 07:57 AM
1of40's Avatar
1of40
Status: Offline
1of40
NAS 97SW & 83 One Ten Tdi
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Potomac Falls & Wintergreen, Virginia
Posts: 6,087
Registry
I was in your situation last week. I ended up going to Home Depot and picking up a piece of iron pipe to use for leverage. Still took some patience but eventually worked. Wear gloves.

Clay
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old May 18th, 2014, 08:47 AM
richord
Status: Offline
Richard Ordowich
1987/D90
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Princeton, NJ USA
Posts: 209
Registry
Thanks for the words of advice. I will attempt the penetrating oil, heat gun a better wrench and leverage while wearing gloves. Since I did not create this problem (I just bought this truck a few months ago), I will let fly numerous curse words for the previous owner or mechanic who put the plug in while trying again.

Are there any particular incantations that I should use when working on my Land Rover?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old May 18th, 2014, 09:10 AM
Nomar's Avatar
Nomar
Status: Online
Jeff B
RR HNTR,RR LWB Tdi
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Central,Virginia
Posts: 4,291
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red90 View Post

Put the closed end of a good wrench or a 6 point socket and hit it with a big hammer.
Yes, 6 pt .

Also, try to tighten and loosen.

The incantations cannot be printed on a public forum...
.
__________________


Real Rovers have round headlights!
Rent my
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Just a few miles from 4x4 access!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old May 18th, 2014, 09:36 AM
Rocky's Avatar
Rocky
Status: Offline
Chris
72 + D1 drivetrain
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Colonies Aka Boston
Posts: 8,795
If those boxes have crush washers get a fresh one. It's probably time.
__________________
A friend of mine runs a land rover / range rover specialty repair shop. Based on his experience, they are capable of stopping anywhere, anytime, at any cost.

I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old May 18th, 2014, 10:08 AM
l.a.rover
Status: Offline
handy andy
73 Land Rover 88 Lightweight
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: boyle heights, ca.
Posts: 462
Registry
Use a ....

use a breaker bar! That will provide with the necessary leverage ... Good luck!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
drain, drain plug

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Transfer Case Drain Plug Problem kzack Defender Technical Discussions 10 October 21st, 2010 08:14 AM
Wading plug and drain hole? T.U. Defender Technical Discussions 4 April 6th, 2010 03:48 PM
Drain Plug Diffs/Xfer Case Grover Defender Technical Discussions 7 November 11th, 2009 11:21 PM
where is drain plug for the swivel housing UpnOver Defender Technical Discussions 10 July 23rd, 2007 03:23 PM
Oil pan drain plug thread Pat Defender Technical Discussions 0 June 23rd, 2006 09:02 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:47 PM.


Copyright