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Star bolt size-- rear driveshaft

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Old 04-01-2010, 11:49 AM   #1
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Star bolt size-- rear driveshaft

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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Old 04-01-2010, 11:54 AM   #2
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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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Old 04-15-2010, 12:27 PM   #5
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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).

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Old 04-15-2010, 12:37 PM   #6
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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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