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Skid Plate Removal Joyner Renegade


Dan B

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Tried to remove my skid plate to access the engine oil drain plug.  The plug isn't near an access hole but located between two holes.  Can't get a wrench in to remove the plug.  Short of drilling a new access hole (which I'm seriously considering), has any one been able to remove the skid plate?  Seems to be a nut on the other end of the screw and there's no way I can access that nut.  They must have bolted the skid plate on before putting the engine into the frame.  Thanks in advance.

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Well, I did get the skid plate off.  Used a pry bar between the skid plate and the chassis. That kept enough friction on the nut so that my impact driver could remove the screw.  Now I'll have to find a way to attach it to the frame since the nuts are not accessible.  Probably will consider 6mm stove bolts and nuts if I can find any.  There is a large hold that is off center.  If the skid plate is installed incorrectly, that hole will not line up with the oil drain plug.  That is why I couldn't access my oil drain plug.

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