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Old 04-06-2019, 08:00 PM   #1
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Default Conductor plate removal emergency

So Iím starting a new thread rather than contribute my P0715 error code thread

So changing the 13 pin connector and cleaning TCM worked for a day, I drove 200 miles
Delivered my job then it went into LHM with same trans code. Stopped 5 times to reset and finally it got me home thank god. So now taking off pan to take of valve body and put on new conductor plate.

So far so good until I got every valve bolt loosened and the last one totally stripped out
Need advice to get it out. Typically I would use a grinder to grind a line into it and use a flathead. Problem is Iím looking at a dripping valve body and after looking up trans fluid being combustible Iím not sure how to proceed. Sparks laying under van sketchy enough but fluid that might catch fire I am stumped.

All I can think is to cover the valve body with something to shield from sparks with a cut out where the bolt is ? Iím really stumped and bummed because I was so excited to finally replace the conductor plate to see if it fixes this problem. I have 5 days to get this thing back on the road any and all help appreciated.
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Old 04-06-2019, 08:06 PM   #2
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I sprayed with blaster but it will only help if I can get some torque on it.

Also looking to find new valve body bolts to replace in the end. Couldn’t find on a search for
A dodge 2006 2500. ?
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The culprit. See pict
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Old 04-06-2019, 08:23 PM   #4
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Default Re: Conductor plate removal emergency

Is that a hex socket, or a Torx?

Either way, sometimes i grind a next-size larger Allen wrench to have a "conical" (i.e. faces of hex are slopes) tip and then pound it in.
I'll frequently use a metric to give me an intermediate size in an SAE socket, or an SAE wrench to provide the intermediate in a metric.

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Old 04-06-2019, 08:24 PM   #5
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It’s a T30
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Old 04-06-2019, 08:27 PM   #6
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Hacksaw, no sparks involved!
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I’ll see if I can find a small hacksaw Do you think epoxying a t30 bit into it and letting it harden would give enough grip ?

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A friend bringing a screw extractor tomorrow. Will try that.

Does anyone know where I can order trans valve bolts ?
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Did you try tightening down a vice grip pliers over the head of the bolt and trying to loosen it? I find that sometimes works.
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i 2nd --dick's method/theory.
(use an 'adjusted' allen wrench, pounded-in to the bad torx)
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