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I have a 1995 F-150, 4.9L, regular cab, 2wd. I need to replace u joints but the drive shaft is held on by some wierd type of bolt and I can't figure out what socket to use. It seems a 13mm, 12 point socket is the best fit...but not perfect. The head on the bolt has many points like a star head or something. Is this stock or did the owner before me just throw in some funky bolts he had laying around? Thanks for any help and I can post pics if needed.
No that is stock...... It takes a 12mm 12 point socket..
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Not 12 point socket like you're thinking of. Its a socket that matches that bolt head exactly, and is called a 12 point, and it is indeed a 12mm. Go to a good parts store and ask for one. If they grab a normal 12 point go to a different parts store. The bolt you're talking about is stock. It is not 13mm. It is 12mm.
Like this: http://www.sears.com/grey-pneumatic-...3&blockType=G3
Not that you need a swivel impact socket. I have a 3/8 drive, non-swivel, non-impact, shallow well socket for the drive shaft bolts.
Not 12 point socket like you're thinking of. Its a socket that matches that bolt head exactly, and is called a 12 point, and it is indeed a 12mm. Go to a good parts store and ask for one. If they grab a normal 12 point go to a different parts store.
There is nothing special about Ford drive shaft bolts that makes them any different then any other 12 point bolt. Normal 12 point sockets and wrenches fit perfectly.
1987 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 2.9
Needs a lot of work, including some rot on the body, but shes getting there.
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