tranmission/rear end leaking at drain plug.

rboone7760July 21, 2014

I changed the transmission/rear end fluid for the first time on a 30 year old IH cub cadet. There were no leaks prior to changing, the drain plug now has a very small leak, a couple of drops over 4 to 5 days. I tighten the drain plug with an open end wrench. Should I try to tighten more or is there something else to try. I do not want to strip the drain plug. Suggestions please.

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justalurker

Was there a crush washer on the drain plug that fell off?

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 8:47PM
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rboone7760

No washer, square headed bolt only.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 10:05PM
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justalurker

If it is a pipe thread plug try some teflon tape on the threads.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 10:27PM
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rboone7760

Thanks, I will try that,

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 10:39PM
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