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Oil drain plug stuck

Tried changing the oil today and couldn't get the dang drain plug off. Pulled pretty hard but it won't budge. Any suggestions?
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Breaker bar and some PB blaster

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pulled?

take it to a mechanic and have them hit with an impact gun really quick. should be free, i paid 5$ for them to take off my diff plug and refill it.
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It may be stripped if you overtightened it last time, so have a spare readily available after removing it.
Breaker bar or impact method should get it off.
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If the head is rounded use a small pipe wrench.
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ok #1 you shouldnt need to tighten it that much. i use a 3/8 ratchet and mine comes of fine, and no leaks.
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Are you turning it the right way? lefty loosy!

A breaker bar should easily get it off
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stab a screw driver though it and let it drain that way then put some "Fas-weld" and seal the hole up again.
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stab a screw driver though it and let it drain that way then put some "Fas-weld" and seal the hole up again.
Thats a bad idea, just do it right.
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Breaker bar and some liquid wrench type penetrating fluid to help loosen it should be enough- and don't tighten it so much this time.
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Thanks for the help guys. Took it to Jiffy Lube last time I'm gonna bring it to a garage with an overhead lift and get it done.
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DON'T GO TO JIFFY LUBE!!!!!! Those people will mess your truck up bad!
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Oh, well there is your problem. Those kind of shops are all about quantity. They get more money if they get your truck out and a new one in. Wouldn't surprise me if they used an impact on your drain plug to get it in. I've had to replace striped out drain plugs before...not a happy camper.

Use breaker bar, with penetrating oil and even some heat.
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you should never have to use pb blaster or heat on a drain plug. just get under there and push harder. breaker bar could make it easier but you should really only need a wrench. you cant get the plugs that tight without striping it out. then they are really easy to remove. sounds like you should buy a new plug before you take the old one out.
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Amen, Grant and Evan. Gyp-ya Lube is the problem here it sounds like. A wrench should do the job every time.
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I guy i work with takes his car to Lube Pros(chain oil change store). They stripped his pan, then stuck in a rubber stopper deal. Well, it fell out. The engine locked up soon after while his wife was driving the car.

He got a used engine out of the deal, but not worth the hassle.
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Thats a bad idea, just do it right.

it was a joke lol
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stab a screw driver though it and let it drain that way then put some "Fas-weld" and seal the hole up again.


Thats the filter trick not the drain plug dumbass lol j/p
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