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Star bolt size-- rear driveshaft

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by ophidia, April 1, 2010.

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      Hey guys/gals,

      Does anyone know what size the 12 pt bolts are that hold on the rear driveshaft? I'm going to pull it tonight to have new u-joints pressed in and will need to get a socket (I don't have crap for star sockets).

      Thanks!
       
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      off the top of my head i THINK they are 12mm

      I just use a box wrench and hammer to loosen them.
       
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      Yeah they are 12mm.. and they arent really "star sockets", just regular 12-point sockets.
       
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      Sounds good. Thanks!
       
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      I have a 2000 Explorer Limited; the front Differential broke I try every socket there was to removed the drive shaft but but nothing fit. After a real close look I notice it also take a torque star in the middle! of the bolt, a #27 torque. Job Done!
       

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