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Unread 03-20-2015, 09:26 AM   #1
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I am 700 miles from home (Vermont) and my "normal" tools. In Arlington, Virginia.

If I remember correctly the starter bolts were 12-point heads when I replaced it about a year ago. The drive has apparently failed so the shortest route is to just buy another one if I can't find a starter shop nearby. Either way. I need to take it out.

I need to buy the 12-point socket: what size is this socket?

My cheap Stanley travel kit only has 6-point in it. Always meant to pick up the right size to add to my travel tools or change out the bolts but of course I haven't..... Thanks.

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Unread 03-20-2015, 02:50 PM   #2
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Oh and it's a 89 with 2.5 - maybe I'll have to drive to harbor freight and buy some cheapo set?
There's a car quest in sterling, va along with a hf.
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Unread 03-20-2015, 02:59 PM   #3
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Its not 12 point... Its a torx external... and its a 10 or 8 I can not remember.. Just get the cheap set they sell at HF...

I got a set from AZ that had all of them and a few safety torx sockets.



here is a example....
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Unread 03-20-2015, 03:10 PM   #4
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I think it's an e12.
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Unread 03-20-2015, 03:10 PM   #5
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haha, just like the engraving on the socket in the pic.
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Unread 03-20-2015, 03:12 PM   #6
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Its not 12 point... Its a torx external... and its a 10 or 8 I can not remember.. Just get the cheap set they sell at HF... I got a set from AZ that had all of them and a few safety torx sockets. here is a example....
thank you. I remember now. So this will be my third set of hf external torx now that I think of it..I did buy a set for the road kit last winter but it's at home with the other set. >sigh<
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Unread 03-20-2015, 07:37 PM   #7
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Almost did it in the parking lot at HF (which was in the same strip mall as carQuest) but it was wet and dark and 35ish.

So I will do it tomorrow as it is supposed to be 60 and sunny and dry. Shouldn't take 10 mins.
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Just remember to replace the bolt with something that you carry tools for.
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Hmm, that's kinda like asking how much is it to buy a red car....
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Unread 03-21-2015, 08:26 PM   #9
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All done... And I have the brandie new HF etorx sockets in the "suitcase" toolkit
Did it on the top floor of a parking garage in the sun. No probs
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