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Kimberly    Posted 03-18-2019 at 22:58:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • I only removed two
  • I only removed two plugs on the 8N; one was at the hydraulic pump and the other was at the transmission. I don't see a drain plug for the differential; can someone provide me with the location?

    Kimberly    Posted 03-19-2019 at 14:40:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Got the plug out and found a piece of metal
  • I got the plug out, 9/16 open end and small hammer; tappy tappy tappy and around she goes. Sort of like an impact wrench. There was a piece of metal stuck to the end of the plug. I sure hope there isn't any differential work in my future.

    Kimberly    Posted 03-19-2019 at 08:45:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Found It
  • I found it, thanks for your help guys.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 03-19-2019 at 05:25:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: I only removed two
  • The differential drain plug is an NPT type with a 9/16" square head. These often have been overlooked and never have been removed thus extremely hard to loosen. If a standard 9/16" Open End Wrench won't budge it, use a Crescent wrench and a cheater bar (pipe). Avoid using pliers, channel locks, and vise grips as you don't want to booger it up by rounding the square head off. When re-assembling, put a light dab of Anti-Seize on the plug threads. Your OEM 8N Operator's Manual has the lube chart -here.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 03-19-2019 at 01:41:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: I only removed two
  • The drain for the rear is a small square head plug unlike the other two plugs. It sits just it front of the drawbar bracket. If no drawbar then in front of the two mounting hole. If your drawbar is in further you might not see it. You might need to remove the drawbar for access.

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