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Driveshaft removal tool
Frank J. Bauer
dassault systemes of America email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Driveshaft removal tool
stop any snap-on, mac, matco, etc tool truck or go to a decent tool store
and ask for a 12-point/spline-drive/triple-square socket. (various
names are used by different companies)
you might even be able to get (sears) craftsman 12pt sockets now.
depending on the vehicle and which shaft it will be an 8mm or 10mm.
my 85 4Kq was 8mm front (as are VWs) and i'm pritsure all the big q's are
10mm as are the 4Kq rears, if i remember correctly.
fwiw, a lot of head bolts use the 12mm version of this tool.
expect to pay $5-10 for each tool. when using the tool make sure you
pound it in with a small hammer to seat it before breaking it loose or
you may strip the splines out - not fun, BTDT.