Had the same thing happen to me, one side stripped the other was fine. I cut a slot in mine with a Dremel and used a screwdriver to remove. I actually reused the "slot cut" plug it worked so well.Doing 600 hr service on my 2013 1025r. The vent plug on front axle is stripped. First by a 4mm allen key, then by a Grabit stripped bolt remover bit--which was so hard it basically just shaved away any part of the screw that I could've tried to grab onto lol.
(talking about part no. 20 in this diagram, https://partscatalog.deere.com/jdrc/sidebyside/equipment/61723/referrer/navigation/pgId/141081528)
I do have replacement vent plugs already, assuming I can get this out without affecting the threads in the housing, I'm good...
Any ideas for getting this thing out? The other side came out fine once I cleaned it...
Probably not but it's really easy to have shavings drop down into the gears. Those can eat a seal in a hurry. It may be necessary to drill- sometimes you don't have a choice but I'd try the punch route first.Jon, you're over thinking the situation.
Don't fret the little thing.
A drill bit will not injure the internals.
-------------------------Apply a generous amount of grease to a drill bit.
That is why I mentioned to apply grease to the drill bit. It's something we mechanics have done many time without fail.Probably not but it's really easy to have shavings drop down into the gears. Those can eat a seal in a hurry.
@SulleyBearit is nice to have threads concluded.