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I went to change the tranny oil in my 09 rubicon over to synthetic the other day and realized the exaust runs right under the plug ! WTF !! Thus leaving me with 2 options; 1. Remove transmission just to change the oil (get right on that) 2. Remove exaust, just to change oil. You have to love american engineering. I have never been a Jeep guy. Infact, this is the 1st one I have ever owned. Loving it so far ! lol. CHRYSLER W T F !!!!!!!!
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I've been putting off on doing mine for this reason. Where did you get the oil? I've looked everywhere locally (except the dealer) for oil that meets the specs, but no dice.

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go get a set of drain plug sockets (they are pretty cheap) then take the one that fits, and cut the end of it off (the part that goes into the drain plug - basically removing the part that attaches to the socket wrench). then stick the part that you cut off into the drain plug and use a wrench to turn it.

did that make any sense?

this doesn't keep you from making a mess, but it isn't too bad, and it works.
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all you need is a small 1/2 bolt with 2 nuts on the end. just grind the bolt head down a bit so it fits. If you have a good hardware store you might be able to a metric size to fit with out grinding.

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Use a piece of heavy plastic wrap & make a bib, that way it spills over the top, and into a drain pan. Who makes the 6spd tranny for us?

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Hows about the clear non hypoid fluid? Like surgical syrup! My fluid is clear as mineral oil.

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I've been putting off on doing mine for this reason. Where did you get the oil? I've looked everywhere locally (except the dealer) for oil that meets the specs, but no dice.
you can use Syncromesh. you can get it at any auto parts store. i bought a tool on ebay to get at the drain plug. use a garbage can lid (upside down) over your used oil pan to catch the fluid.

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I've got to check and possibly change my fluid and I have been dreading it. Who honestly puts an exhaust pipe underneath a drain plug. Idiots.

Oh well I still love my JK. Horrible drain plug position, leaks, and all.

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took the two nuts off the rear trans mounts and jacked the trans up some to clear a real short socket.

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I went to change the tranny oil in my 09 rubicon over to synthetic the other day and realized the exaust runs right under the plug ! WTF !! Thus leaving me with 2 options; 1. Remove transmission just to change the oil (get right on that) 2. Remove exaust, just to change oil. You have to love american engineering. I have never been a Jeep guy. Infact, this is the 1st one I have ever owned. Loving it so far ! lol. CHRYSLER W T F !!!!!!!!
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all you need is a small 1/2 bolt with 2 nuts on the end. just grind the bolt head down a bit so it fits. If you have a good hardware store you might be able to a metric size to fit with out grinding.
Prolly a metric bolt that takes a 12mm wrench. Just guessing it might be an M8. Take your 12mm wrench into the parts store and get a bolt that fits it.

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vice grips ... just on the lower portion so as to not ruin the thread...

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