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Old 05-11-2001, 01:21 AM
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I'd say you're gonna hafta find that big socket.

I tried bumping the engine over to locate my torque coverter drain plug. Best I could do was just seeing the edge of the plug. You've only got a couple minutes of angle to hit the access window.

Once I rolled the crank by hand, I was able to center the plug without problem.

If there is a crossover pipe blocking you from using a hex drive socket, think about using an appropriate sized allen key, 5mm I think.

You definitely want to drain the converter, as that is where a large portion of the fluid resides.
Mike Tangas
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