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5sp manual tranny fill plug seized, HELP?

Kind of a lame (theoretically simple) problem / question. I have a 95 f250 diesel w/ 5sp. The tranny fill plug is totally stuck and I'm starting to tear it up trying.

Any suggestions?

Would heat be good idea and safe?

What is next option if/when I totally strip the fill plug head?

Help!!!!!!!!!!
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i had the same problem.you need a 6 point shallow socket, if you use a deep socket it will tend to wanna strip more. Take your time, if it starts to slip STOP.. i sprayed it with some pb blaster and let it sit, heated it up with a tourch and still wouldn't come off at first. try using an open ended wrench too and see if that does anything. tap it with a hammer to try to break it free, but use caution.


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Hey thanks for the reply.

I was pretty sure I needed that 6pt socket. however, I didn't have one in that size... tried to 'get by' with what I had. Hope I didn't toast it too bad to get it out with the correct socket.

I'll try the torch tomorrow too. I just wasn't sure if there was any reason it would be unsafe there.

WTF will i do if 6pointer shreds it too? Hopefully I won't have to find that out.
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As stated above. Saturate that thing with PB blaster and let it sit for a day.

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Thanks for all replies.

I think the extra day or two of soad helped, but the correct 6 point (vs 12) really seemed to make the difference. Got it out! Thanks.
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