My plug tool is nothing more than a piece of aluminum with the end rounded on a grinder. Works like a charm. Most transmission pans, however, don't have plugs. They also fall out because they were not tightened well enough. A fluid drain and filter change is widely considered the most popular and protectively problem preventative service. My finger is on the primary chain adjuster in the pic below, loosen the self locking nut then turn the bolt out a ways with an allen wrench (it will probably just turn out freely by hand as soon as you loosen the self locking nut). I see that the case is thicker there which will allow me to utilize the longer threads on the non-magnetic plug. Thanks for checking out my website. I removed it, and stuck in the pinky. Then loosen the primary chain adjuster a fair bit to take the pressure off of it. $9.12 $ 9. How to Replace Transmission Fluid. I wiggle the chain up and down with my finger as I tighten the stud. We also want to install the self locking nut on the stud sticking out near the bottom left of the case. I had an "experience" with them & a Porsche... you'll want to take it to small claims court. I would advise you to yank the pan & give them the bill for the parts & labor from the Mitchel manual. 16 $32.99 $32.99 First off, if you don't have an impact driver, go get a jar of vaseline and bend over, because every screw on a harley davidson is gonna make you it's bitch without one. Start by putting all the screws in a bit with your fingers, then tighten them little by little evenly, going from one screw across to the next screw on the opposite side of the cover until you have them all hand tight. This is some really really high quality green grease. It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong. More Buying Choices $7.19 (12 new offers) Dorman HELP! Vibration just unscrewed it and it finally fell out. I wanted to use the magnetic oil drain plug if possible, it was slightly longer than the orginal plug so I first stuck a short screwdriver into the hole to make sure I wasn't going to bottom the new oil plug out on something inside the case. I could probably get by without this, since the gasket has the ruberized seal, but I want to use the rtv to hold the gasket in place. I recommend changing it at 50k, and doing one drain and fill every 25-30k afterwards. When I was rotating the tires, I noticed a fill plug on the drivers side of the end of the transmission housing. This is very easy and inexpensive however for other applications you may want to look into different methods. Then 35 days later a long trip gets it really warm and the plug gets loose and falls out. Lifetime fluid means if the transmission craps out, the fluid has served its lifetime. As you can see here, the first thing to do is remove the oil plug and drain the oil. The new gasket set has arrived, perfect timing! Nothing to it, they come loose with no stripped screw heads. Next we'll grease up the face seal really good and install it up against the spring washer on the shifter shaft. When doing a transmission fluid flush, the concept is to get all of the old fluid out at once and simply replace it with new fluid. But, if you know how to remove a drain plug, then you should be able to change transmission fluid without removing the pan. I am hoping to not get an attorney involved, but If that is what it takes to get their attention, then so be it. With a drain and fill, you are only removing about half of the fluid from the transmission via the drain bolt, replacing it, and then adding the same amount of new fluid that came out. Two pieces of 2x4 seem to work just right for mine. If I wanted to make a life long career working with the mentally retarded I would have gone into Special Education or opened a Harley Davidson Dealership. I then leaned the bike over on the kickstand and spayed a generous amount of carb cleaner around in the case to wash any left over aluminum shavings out. Performing a transmission fluid change requires a little more precision than changing motor oil. Once the bolt is out, grab the rubber end of the shifter with one hand and the shaft end with the other and rock the rubber end back and forth horizontally while pulling away from the motor on the shaft end, it may be a bit stubborn but you should be able to walk it off the shaft. Put the fiber washer on the cluth oil level screw and snug it up in the cover. If you need anything, feel free to call. You can remove one-third to one-half of the fluid from the transmission at a time. Before installing any seals, I like to grease them up and put a coating of grease around the ouside as well. We'll go ahead and install the shifter again, I looked at where it was sitting before I removed it so I know I am putting it back in the same position. 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