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Driveshaft removal tool

Frank J. Bauer                                                                  
dassault systemes of America     email:fjbauer@dsavm.e-mail.com                 
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.