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What Socket for Driveshaft removal?
atengnr Offline
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#1
Hey all, have 88 TC, working on pulling the a4ld b/c of fluid leak. I noticed that the bolts that mount the drive shaft to the rear axle are external torx head? Can anyone tell me what socket to buy for these??

Thanks a million.

Russ
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Pete D Offline
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#2
M12 x 1.75 - 26mm long. Head is stamped. Need to use a 12mm, 12 point socket
Pete Dunham


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atengnr Offline
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#3
Thanks so much sir!

Whats the best way to get to the dipstick tube mounting bolt (from above or below)?
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Jeff K Offline
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#4
Either way, its a PITA. I access it from the top.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Pete D Offline
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#5
Ditto what Jeff said
Pete Dunham


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ZeroRain Offline
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#6
Snap on makes a special socket/ extension specific for the removal of ford drive shafts. Its a dream come true!!!

Zero
1987 Turbo Coupe Auto- gone
1991 Sport 5.0 Auto- gone
1996 LX 5.0 5spd- Gone
1989 Super Coupe 5spd- gone
1984 Turbo Coupe 5spd- newest project
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Not B Anymore Offline
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#7
I just use a regular wrench :dunno:
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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turbobike Offline
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#8
Sometimes loctite can be pita on the flange bolts. I bought a Snapon 12m 12 point 3/8 swivel impact socket. With an impact gun you can have those bolts out in no time.
85 TC,86 TC,65 Mustang GT
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Jeff K Offline
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#9
^^^^ +1 on that, Mike. I use a regular 12 pt socket with an impact rated U jount and my 750 ftlb impact wrench. The bolts come out easy, and I havent broken the non impact rated socket yet.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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TurboCoupe50 Offline
Posting Freak
#10
B Wrote:I just use a regular wrench :dunno:

Same here...

If you insert another boxed wrench into the open end of the 12mm you'll have more leverage to break bolts loose or re-tighten...
1988 Turbo Coupe331 AOD

1972 Comet GT

1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4-Speed
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