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How to remove a rounded drainplug

8166 Views 11 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  whicky1978
Take a wrench that it one milimeter smaller than what is required and beat the crap out of it, with a hammer, until it goes on, then you should be able to pull it off. Off course you should get new drain plugs. I used the round circle part of a wrench. You may also need a new wrench. According to Haynes, you should never use a socket wrench to remove a drain plug. This is probably why mine became rounded over time

You can also drill it out like they did with my wife's car at the shop. I blame walmart for rounding the drain plug here.
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use a pair of locking pliers
That is what I originally tried, it just rounds even more.

Cypher, I have an 01 Elantra with 148K, but the transmission has been replaced through a service warranty.
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