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    Axle Bolt...

    I need to know what size is the bolt that holds on the rear axles. As my luck would have it, I do not have that size in my tool box and dont really want to buy 3 or 4 sockets to get the one I need. If I was to guess, I would say it is between 29mm and 31 mm but that is a guess...

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    Re:Axle Bolt...

    It's 30 mm - I had to change my drive axle as well... Quite a PITA... Change your Tranny seal while your at it too.

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    Re:Axle Bolt...

    Thanks ARI!! now I only have to buy one socket!!

    Thanks

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    Re:Axle Bolt...

    Actually I think it is a 29 but I used a 30 myself and it was fine. Make sure you get a deep socket maybe even one of those ones that are made to work with impact wrenches. It is a really hard nut to get off. A strong impact wrench or a long breaker bar will be needed.

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    Re:Axle Bolt...

    it is amazing how you can have 500 different sockets, $10,000 into assorted tool and yet there is always something you dont have when you need it. Tonight craftsman gets a little bit more of my money......

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    GLENN,if you're lucky TheY'll have it,if not flag down the immortal snap-it truck monday and bend over!!!lol
    MIKE

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    Re:Axle Bolt...

    Glenn:
    I purchased a 30mm deep impact socket for my '88. I think I got it from Schuck's auto supply for $15.
    Rob

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    Thanks for everyones help!! the old axle is out and the new one is in.....lets not do that again anytime soon!!

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