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Unread 10-22-2003, 09:17 PM   #1
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Star like bolts on axles.

Time to replace axles.

What kind of tool do I need to lose up the star like bolts.

I tried a trox which did not work.

Please help...

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Unread 10-23-2003, 08:26 AM   #2
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try a 12 pt socket on them
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Unread 10-23-2003, 02:21 PM   #3
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Wait, the ones on the differential cover?
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Unread 10-23-2003, 05:59 PM   #4
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Those bolt might also be torx bolts that need internal sockets, those tend to have a sort of star look, but i can really think of where those might be on the axle, the only place ive seen them on a jeep is on the steering box mounts. Just my .02
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Unread 10-23-2003, 08:16 PM   #5
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Thanks !!!!!

I will try the 12 pt.

Now the questions is where to get them ?
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Unread 10-23-2003, 09:14 PM   #6
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I think you need to be a little more descriptive in what you ask. Assuming its a CJ5 or 7 and you are refering to the torx bolts on the differential cover.. I just did mine and it took a torch and a nice new sung torx bit. I heated up the metal around the bolts and sprayed them with some penatrating oil. waited a couple mins so the metal cooled a bit and torxed them off. Good luck
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Unread 10-24-2003, 10:30 PM   #7
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I was thinking the same thing as Jwhit. The description is definitely lacking.

The diff cover bolts are definitely Torx.
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Unread 10-25-2003, 02:11 AM   #8
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I was thinking the same thing as Jwhit. The description is definitely lacking.

The diff cover bolts are definitely Torx.

Yes more information would help
The diff cover bolts on mine are 7/16 bolts. Just goes to show you people will make do with what they have. I have for years haha

that is on my 77 CJ-5 anyway
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Unread 10-25-2003, 11:46 PM   #9
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12 pt did it.

Thanks so much.. !!!!!
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