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Gearbox Removal

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Hi folks okay what started as me deciding to do my own cv boots has resulted in me doing that little oil leak and all was well until 10 mins ago i came across a Torx bit in the bell housing that i cannot find a Torx bit for , has anyone got any ideas what size and type of Torx bit this is as im stuck now , many thnx in advance folks :thankyou:

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Hi folks okay what started as me deciding to do my own cv boots has resulted in me doing that little oil leak and all was well until 10 mins ago i came across a Torx bit in the bell housing that i cannot find a Torx bit for , has anyone got any ideas what size and type of Torx bit this is as im stuck now , many thnx in advance folks :thankyou:

Reason you cannot find a Torx socket for it is that it is not a Torx, it is an XZN triple square (10MM if memeory is working) and why are you taking out the gearbox to do CV boots?:

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Edited by JFP in PA

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I recall the same problem when I removed my gearbox. Because its a triple square you can gently use an allen bit to remove it. The catch, as I recall was that the space is too tight for the socket wrench to get into it with the socket. I simply put a combination wench around the bit and slipped it into the bolt. It easily removed the bolt.

-k

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Thnx guys

@JFP hi mate yep i got the dreaded rear end seal gone not bad just 1 drip on the floor in a week , been like it for ages , but my expansion bottle cracked so i thought id just as well do the other bits while im down here with the plates and braces off :thumbup: so far the hardest part was the :censored: expansion bottle everything else was a breeze until this **** bolt :D

@yeeha what do you call a combination wrench buddy , as so far each bolt has been hugely tight :D i had to have a smoke and coffee in between each bolt:cheers:

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This is what I used. A combination wrench with an allen socket. As I recall it was a 10mm size? The allen is the same as a tripple square but has half as many teeth so you need to be gentle with it. I think I might have even used a pipe cheater bar to get some leverage on it. (yes, I know, bad protocol, but when the transmision is hanging there, theres no time to wait 2 weeks for a special order socket.)

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The Snap-On unit in my post above is a "stubby" that will fit, most Snap-On dealers carry them at about $7.50..............

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Thnx guys yep i tried the allen key and it worked perfectly just waiting for my son to get home and give me a hand steadying the box as i lower it , thnx again its much appreciated :cheers:

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I got one from NAPA. It's also too long. I cut it down with a few cutoff wheel bits on my Dremel, and then put a box end wrench on it.

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If anyone is looking for XZN sockets, ToolTopia has an 8 piece set on sale for under $21 this week. I just bought one, figuring it's a good price for when I need it. The set seems well made and they shipped fast. They also have stubby sets on sale as well. No affiliation with ToolTopia, other than as a satisfied customer

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If anyone is looking for XZN sockets, ToolTopia has an 8 piece set on sale for under $21 this week. I just bought one, figuring it's a good price for when I need it. The set seems well made and they shipped fast. They also have stubby sets on sale as well. No affiliation with ToolTopia, other than as a satisfied customer

Geoff:

Thanks for the heads up! I just bought a set also... thankyou.gif

Of course, while I was there and you only need $99.00 of purchases to qualify for free shipping...Well, I'm sure you know the rest of the story! drive1.gif LOL!!!

Regards, Maurice.

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