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      04-20-2015, 04:31 PM   #1
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Tried to change trans fluid, stripped fill bolt

Guys, I am hoping you can help me out. I attempted to change my transmission fluid this weekend and ended up stripping the fill bolt. Is there anything I can do to get this bolt out? I obviously will change it out with a new bolt, but I am kind of dead in the water right now...luckily I did not drain the fluid before I stripped the bolt.
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Luckily you did it correctly by unscrewing the fill bolt first.

Did you use the correct size hex key? I believe it's a 8mm. You can try jamming a slightly larger hex in there depending on how it's stripped. You can also try using jb weld to attach the hex key to the bolt. Or weld it with an actual welder or worst case drill it out
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Or try a punch at an angle to get it to start to spin then replace. Had to do with my drain plug for oil last time around.
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      04-21-2015, 12:31 PM   #4
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Yeah, I think if I had a straight shot on it, it would be easier (or if I could raise it up higher than jack stands!). Do you know of any products that you can get in at a 90 degree angle? It is in a strange spot so hammering on it would be tough. Since it is a round bolt with a hex, I wonder if one of those "bitting" bits would work to get some additional grip around the bolt head.
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Also, what product from jb weld would I use?
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Bit late to the party, but you can tap a torx in too. Done that a few times to deal with hex bolts.
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Try this: get a very thin piece of metal the size of one side of the bolt. If you can't find one thin enough, try heating one and then hammer it until it gets thin. Once its thin enough place it in a way that you can hammer the socket it acting like a shim between the socket and the bolt.

Second is to get an extra 9mm and grind a little bit on each side so it's like an 8.5mm or less. Also grind the 90degree end angle so it's easier to hammer it.

Good luck
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