Driveshaft Bolts

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  1. bdazzgt

    bdazzgt I had to jerk off the cable to get it to stop.

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    What size and thread type are the driveshaft bolts that bolt to the axle? What would a good replacement bolt size be? I need thread size and everything about the bolt,
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    86bluecobra Advanced Member

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    you mean the driveshaft to the pinion bolts? they are metric not sure exact size.
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    bubba-dough Active Member

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    12 pt. 12 mm. are the head size not sure of the thread.
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    Get real replacement bolts, not some hardware store cheapies.

    Here: LINKY

    And they even come with the right amount of Locktite on them already.
  5. HISSIN50

    HISSIN50 "How long does it take to get help in here? SN Certified Technician

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    Good tip from Chris. The dealer even offers them for a not-completely retarded price. With something like those bolts, you don't wanna play games.

    Good luck.
  6. bdazzgt

    bdazzgt I had to jerk off the cable to get it to stop.

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    I need these by tuesday, so if anyone knows the thread size length, that would be awsome i will get some good hardened bolts, i just have to have these because i cant get my car going w/o them... thanks for the link i will look into that in the future.
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    bubba-dough Active Member

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    Most dealers get your parts the next day. Something like that would be a normal stocked item.
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    Shakerhood Well-Known Member

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    I think I only paid 6 or 7 bucks for those Bolts from the Local Ford Dealer and they already have yellow thread locker on them, BTW the Torque on those Bolts is 71-95 Ft. Lbs.
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    04sleeper Founding Member

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    I have some sitting in my garage. I don't think I could get them to you by tommorow though. :(
  10. millhouse

    millhouse Founding Member

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    Hmm….I always thought the torque was 3 big whacks with a 5-pound mini sledge on the 12-point box end wrench. :shrug:
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    04sleeper Founding Member

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    I have always used the "Torque By Right Foot" method myself.

    BTW: I use the same method for getting them off too. :D
  12. Shakerhood

    Shakerhood Well-Known Member

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    I always like to follow the Service Manual and use a Torque Wrench for something that is a Major Safety Item like the Drive Shaft, that isnt a place to be guessing on torque.
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    Black1987Stang Active Member

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    haha ^^^ I always just put another wrench on the end of the 12mm and kept going till it wouldnt go anymore basically, with some loctite of course
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    millhouse Founding Member

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    I would have too…but with a 12 point socket and the 1/2" drive torque wrench….there was no possible way to get a straight fit onto the bolt.
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    dragnazz5.0 My "0" key d0esn't w0rk, s0 I have t0 use the zer0

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    i just use a 1/2" impact gun with a 12 point 12 mm swivel impact socket and ram them home. i use german torque specs on stuff like that.....goodentight
  16. bdazzgt

    bdazzgt I had to jerk off the cable to get it to stop.

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    the local ford dealer had them for 2.02 each so now it is time to fire the car up maybe tonight depends on what time i get out of class, i will try and get a video or sound clip....
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    Shakerhood Well-Known Member

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    Try a Swivel Socket and it will work.
  18. HISSIN50

    HISSIN50 "How long does it take to get help in here? SN Certified Technician

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    Or if you support the vehicle weird like I do, the DS angle is such that a 3/8" ratchet, short wobble extension and short socket have room.
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    It's always been my understanding that no swivel attachment should be used on a torque wrench…as they effectively alter the readings. I would think that any type of deflection or movement could have a detrimental effect on the reading of the torque wrench.
  20. 5.0 Nostalgia

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    If you support the car on the rear axle, the driveshaft will move into a position where you can get a regular socket on it with a 1/2" torque wrench. You just have to rotate it after you hit each bolt. Just be careful with the jack stands on the axle.

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