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This is a discussion on Stripped out torx socket on front differential plugs within the General Member Discussions forums, part of the The RANGER STATION ~ Rangers and RZRs category; In trying to remove my front differential plug from my Ranger 900xp I stripped out the socket!!! Any ideas how to remove it????...

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    Stripped out torx socket on front differential plugs

    In trying to remove my front differential plug from my Ranger 900xp I stripped out the socket!!!

    Any ideas how to remove it????

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    I haven't used them but they make torx screw extractors.
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    Or go get an ez-out. First I'd go get the replacement plug from the dealer so you know how deep you can safely drill the plug. There's a magnet on the back side of the plug you don't want to pop off and have floating around in the diff. Use the largest you can safely get away with.
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    If you're referring to the drain and/or fill plugs, they are Allen, not Torx. The use a 6mm Allen tool of your liking. Another way to get them out is put a short bolt into the stripped hole and weld it together then just unscrew it like a normal bolt.
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    Mine are 8mm allen on the 1000 not sure about the 900.
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    I was thinking they were allen too.
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    I've been under a 500, 700, 900 last Thursday and today a 1000. All were 8 mm allen
    Doesnt mean that maybe a non oem plug got used previously.
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    Thanks all, but regardless the socket is completely stripped out. i have to remove the plug. i have a new one/

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    Give us a Pic if you don't mind. Have to go advanced for it to post correctly. Ez out is the way I would go, but some here are much more experienced than I. Might want to check out page 3 on my secondary clutch thread. Pyro is a machinist and has mucho experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rangerwhit View Post
    Pyro is a machinist and has mucho experience.

    Let's be accurate here. I am not a machinist. I am a hobby machinist that has never had any formal education in machining. My machine shop education comes from lots of study of books and hand on school of hard knocks experience. I consider myself fairly knowledgeable in the field of machining and mechanics, but a true machinist, someone that makes their living in that field, is far more knowledgeable that I am. If you want to see some real machinists watch some Youtube videos by Keith Fenner, Abom79, This Old Tony, Keith Rucker, mrpete222 or some of the others there. I am a regular follower of the channels mentioned above.
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