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what size is the oil drain plug

I'm having a crappy day I moved the car in the back of the house cant find half o my rtchet set anyone know xactly what size the ratchet is for that?

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boy, are you in the wrong forum 15 or 16mm. try 16 first.

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Dude I'm having one of those days

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this belongs in the general tech section
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i was thinking 3.8 forum.

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The car fell off of the ramps

I cant find half of my ratchet set

and I cant get the damn drain plug off and I'm the only one who changes the oil !

not to mention I'm still hurting from my injury at work and I have to go back to work on friday wh ich will make it worse ( not that working under the car helps though)

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chris, use vise grips to get the plug off if its rounded off. pick up a new plug at autozone, and a socket to fit that plug.

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So, how did it fall off the ramps, did they collapse, it what happened? I use ramps for all my cars if possible (for oil changes, and anything that doesn't require the wheels to come off) and I am a fan of them over jackstands when possible.

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stupid me wasnt paying attention all my fault on the ramp thing i drove up too far - duh

The bolt is rounded off, and the vise grips didnt help or any other wrench ...

Its wierd cause I always change the oil myself

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cool beans thanks

Here's the latest just got back from the shop they charged me $20 to get the plug out and change the oil and filter and grease the front end

the said the car needs the upper ball joints and a serpentine belt soon but every thing else looks good

I didnt know the car has a plastic gas tank? or so the doofus said

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doofus is right, we have plastic tanks. glad you got the plug out. be sure to use the right tools

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what a pain glad it s all done

I figure I got the oil and filter for free (giftcard)

and the oil change and for them to remove the plug was $20

so I guess I sort of broke even



I still cant believe I had to go through that much stress

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