Help, I blew it, Tranny trouble

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by buck484, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. buck484

    buck484 Active Member Contributor

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    Well, I just created a major problem. I know that if anyone can help it's HDT. I performed the 5000 mi. service on my 04 Fatboy and noticed a leak coming from under the tranny. I can't believe it but I cross threaded the plug. When I pulled the plug two small pieces of the threaded tranny case fell out. I am sick. What's next and where do I find the solution?
    Thanks for any help'
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    did you crack the case or just strip it ? if striped you can heli coil it if theres room depending where the trans drain plug is on your ride ..
     
  3. buck484

    buck484 Active Member Contributor

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    It's in the middle of the shocks. I believe it's just the threaded portion. Thanks for the quick reply
     
  4. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    get a good look at it and see if you can helicoil it then other wise trans case .. heli coils are easy to do but you might have to remove the shocks to do it.. heli coil isnt super cheap but if done right they will hold . got a pic of what came out ?
     
  5. buck484

    buck484 Active Member Contributor

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    I'll try to get some pictures. The piece are very small, about 1/8 by 3/4 in. long with two threads in them. Thanks again
     
  6. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    there's also something called a time-sert they work well
     
  7. buck484

    buck484 Active Member Contributor

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    Thanks Wild, I'll look into it, I'm trying to post a picture but haven't been able to figure that out yet. Just a very frustating day. Thanks for all the help, I really appreciate it.
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    This will show you how to post a pic.

    Harley Davidson Community
     
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    buck484 Active Member Contributor

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  10. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    blury but that looks like a chunk of case