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Locating the oil plug

I am trying to change the oil in my 1997 timberwolf 4 wheeler, and I cannot locate the oil plug.

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    We have the same problem we are trying to change the oil in a Timberwolf ATV Yamaha and don't see where the oil plug is either

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Its more on the lower side than the bottom. The main drain should be a round cap with a hex (lower left if I recall. You will need an extension to reach it. There is a metal screen and spring that will pop out when you loosen the cap. There is a paper filter on the other side under a roundish black cover near the rear. I believe an allen key is needed for removing the cover.

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Left side, forward of the foot peg and hidden behind the gear selector.
If it's a 4 wheel drive, you'll need to drain the transfer case oil at the same time.

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