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Old 03-23-2017, 04:59 AM   #1
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transmission drain plug madness!!

can someone give me a link to the correct tool to remove the standard transmission drain plug on a 1999? i googled 16mm triple-square anti-tamper socket but all i can find are male versions not female.

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Old 03-23-2017, 05:10 AM   #2
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Try looking for a 12-point socket.

The Pelican how-to shows a male 12-point bit for the plug removal, though.
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Old 03-23-2017, 06:28 AM   #3
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There is no female triple square, that would be a 12 point socket. Triple square by definition means 3 quadrangles for 12 points. There are E sockets that are necessary for some things on these cars such as the seats. You can buy all that stuff cheap at Amazon, Harbor Freight has E sockets but not much in triple square.
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https://store.snapon.com/Triple-Square-Stubby-XZN-chrome-Blue-Point-174-3-8-quot--Socket-Driver-Metric-Triple-Square-Stubby-XZN-Blue-Point-16-mm-P646951.aspx



$12

I have this set which includes the above, plus has the shorty needed to remove one of the tranny bolts.

https://store.snapon.com/Triple-Square-Stubby-XZN-chrome-Blue-Point-174-3-8-quot--Set-Socket-Driver-Metric-Triple-Square-Stubby-XZN-Blue-Point-9-pc-P646953.aspx
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go it, thanks guys
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I believe the drain/fill plug tools required depend on whether you have a 5-speed or 6-speed transmission.

I didn't find this information in your post, signature, or profile.
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Old 03-24-2017, 04:56 AM   #7
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I believe the drain/fill plug tools required depend on whether you have a 5-speed or 6-speed transmission.

I didn't find this information in your post, signature, or profile.
It'll be a 5-speed unless it was a swap recipient (as it's a '99).

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