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Unread 06-19-2014, 10:29 PM   #1
chris989604
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half door torx size help,

Hello all,

I am trying to adjust some new half doors i picked up and the door/mirror hinge has a smaller torx. 25 will not fit and a 20 is loose. it is much smaller than the standard 40 for the windshield and lower hinge.

Any idea,, is this some aftermarket metric crap??



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Unread 06-19-2014, 10:38 PM   #2
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Might be the same size as the dash torx, T27. A T25 may/will strip it out IF its a 27. Also, those are just the side mirror base torx bolts, the T40s are underneath for the hinge.

Also, apply a few seconds of heat to each torx before you loosen them. It makes all the difference.
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Unread 06-19-2014, 11:22 PM   #3
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I would recommend you buy these:
http://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-D...-Pc-67896.html
http://www.harborfreight.com/6-piece...set-68015.html

And drive them with an impact screwdriver. I got all my Torx out that way. 1 did require the air impact wrench but it did come out and those bits handled it well.

I would guess your dealing with a T25 with paint in it and you will have to pound it in.
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Unread 06-20-2014, 09:56 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by RenoF250 View Post
I would recommend you buy these:
http://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-D...-Pc-67896.html
http://www.harborfreight.com/6-piece...set-68015.html

And drive them with an impact screwdriver. I got all my Torx out that way. 1 did require the air impact wrench but it did come out and those bits handled it well.

I would guess your dealing with a T25 with paint in it and you will have to pound it in.

I have the impact torx and agree that is the only way to get any of them out. As long as there is not crazy chinese special torx size I will go back to the 25 and try to work it in. Must be the paint caked in there.
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Unread 06-20-2014, 11:55 AM   #5
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Pretty sure it's a T27 as stated above. Sometimes if you are careful you can get a standard hex key or a flathead to bite, but that's not the right way and I have NEVER EVER done it that way...
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Unread 06-20-2014, 07:49 PM   #6
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I took a pocket knife (actually a razor blade) and cleaned out the star points first. Bit fits a lot easier and deeper.
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Unread 08-27-2014, 11:11 AM   #7
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Found my problem, The craftman torx socket would not fit. THe Kobalt torx driver i have would. Just could not get enough muscle into it.

I ended up welding a bolt to the torx bolt and taking it off that way and then threw the craftman set in the trash.

That is officially the last craftman tool i buy, they all seam to have turned to junk
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