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Old 09-04-2010
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Rear diff. fill plug won't come out!

I was working on changing my rear differential fluid today. I got the cover off, cleaned it, applied some black RTV, and sealed it back up. I let it sit for a few hours. And now when I went to take the fill plug out, it won't budge. I've searched and didn't really see anything that would help. Any tips to get it off?
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Maybe squirt it with some penetrating lubricant, like WD-40 or something and let it soak in. Then try again. Also, maybe try getting more leverage. Put a piece of pipe on the end of the ratchet. Hopefully that helps. Good luck.
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Yeah, I sprayed som PB blaster on it and let it soak. Still couldn't get it off, so I let my sister's boyfriend try and he got it off. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Glad you got it free.
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