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Old 03-30-08, 08:04 PM
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What size...?

What size 6 point socket or box wrench do I need to take off the oil drain plug on a 1991 Dodge Caravan? Adjustable wrench won't do the job, and Hanes says to use a 6 point socket or box wrench, but doesn't mention the size needed.

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I believe it's a 5/8".
 
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Old 03-30-08, 08:31 PM
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15mm depending on the engine,or if somone has changed the bolt.It is a metric size bolt.
 
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Old 03-31-08, 09:45 AM
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It's the 3.0 litre V6, and I do remember the others being metric as well. Thanks.
 
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Old 03-31-08, 08:19 PM
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that's a mitsubishi engine and therefore metric. the most popular size bolts and such in most all asain vehicles is 10, 12, 14, 17 and 19 mm. It's been a few years since i worked at the Mits dealer...but my guess is either 14 or 17mm. if it's the stock drain plug...of course.

for the record, there are a few cstomary sizes that interchange with metric...a 3/4 fits a 19 very nicely, and vice versa. as for the other sizes that I mentioned...nothing else will fit...and for pete's sake, don't use a crescent wrench on anything...cept maybe the drain under the bathroom sink.
 
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Yeah, 17mm (11/16") sounds more like it.

Jeeps used the 16mm (5/8").
 
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Got it off. Took a 24mm socket.
 
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holy cow...that's huge. definately not original.
 
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Old 04-05-08, 12:54 AM
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Yeah I was suprised myself, 24mm socket is a pretty big sucker. Even more suprised because the other plugs I saw in stores for the caravan were so much smaller in comparison. Funny thing is, the '94 caravan we have has the same size plug (24mm) too.
 
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