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Aluminum plugs

Post by dragrace » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:55 pm

Using 4L80E as an example, what is an easy way to remove the plug in order to change the filter feeding the solenoids ?

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Re: Aluminum plugs

Post by tranibob » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:16 pm

I usually just pop it out using a 90 degree pick.
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Re: Aluminum plugs

Post by dragrace » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:13 pm

Thanks, meant more so when they are so corroded, I made a brass piece w 90, but this one and others have been stuck.....I have drilled and used easy out...Any suggestions other for those that are seriously stuck... thanks Ken :-)

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Re: Aluminum plugs

Post by barrycole » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:26 pm

You are talking about shift solenoid feed filter in vb behind manual valve right?
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Re: Aluminum plugs

Post by tranibob » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:55 pm

My prefered way to remove end plugs that are stubborn is to tap them in with a very small ball peen hammer and push it back out with a pick. Working it back and forth like that slowly but surely usually gets them out.
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Re: Aluminum plugs

Post by dhritsko » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:41 pm

and always use some type of lube .
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Re: Aluminum plugs

Post by barrycole » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:44 pm

If you are using a 4L80e for reference , then I remove the manual valve and use rod to push filter and plug out. If you are working plug out with a valve and spring, then I compress valve and spring too put load on plugs. I push plug in and use valve and spring to push out, you may have to do his many times to get valve setup out.
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Re: Aluminum plugs

Post by dhritsko » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:53 pm

There are so many ways as we all have played ( or suffered ) with removing plugs ( especially aluminum ) there is only one thing you must not do . DO NOT put a dent in the plug or bore being just a little to impatient . The outcome is BAD as I have learned on more than one occasion . Wasn't smart enough on the first one .
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Re: Aluminum plugs

Post by barrycole » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:17 pm

Dave you have a point here, and it was like doing are first 440 vb after the unit grenade!! We had alum sleeves I a alum vb, Those were some major vb jobs that I did. Owner of the shop thought they were like doing a valve job on a 350 or a 400 or glide!! He sure learned when I told him to do a 440 vb!!
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Re: Aluminum plugs

Post by dhritsko » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:23 pm

Barry , That is EXACTLY the first one I should have learned on . Then I had the brilliant idea to run a cutter on the OD of a plug to seal a leak . OUCH ! But it does work , just pick your battles .
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