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What size (allen) hex head socket to remove axle?

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Old 10-13-2005, 09:10 AM   #1
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Default What size (allen) hex head socket to remove axle?

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Old 10-13-2005, 09:14 AM   #3
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Default no size will fit

(properly) because it is not an allen/hex type. They are triple-squares / 12-point.

I believe it is a 10mm for the B5S4 (and 8mm for the B5A4)

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Default ohhhhh, *that* bolt ;-)

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Default you're referring to the bolts that hold the inner cv to the tranny. They're 10mm triple squares

NAPA, Autozone and a few other places carry them

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Old 10-13-2005, 09:20 AM   #6
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Default which need to be removed to remove those "axles"....

EDIT: I had thought I had removed my half shafts entirely and was thinking I didn't remove that big bolt - but I only removed the inner CV connections.
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Default Bolt holding axle to hub?

Thanks for all the replies. I guess I wasn't clear enough but thanks.
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Default FYI, the center shaft uses standard allens...

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Default huh? you're losing me. The front axle DOES have a 17mm driveshaft bolt that secures the splines of

the driveshaft the the hub / spindle assembly. The other half of the axle is connected to the transmission by the 10mm triple squares.

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Default I already edited ;-)

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Default BTW, some (A4s at least) have a different sized bolt...

As we found out in the bearing replacement linked below. Also, I believe the replacement bolt was a 14mm Allen
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Default as noted here....

"Step One is to remove the axle collar bolt. This is a 17mm Allen bolt on newer cars, on older cars, it's a 24mm NUT."

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Default That's for early 1.8t A4s . . . up until 2001.5 or 2000 . . . one of the two.

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Default yes and its a PITA. make sure you leave teh car ont eh ground while loosening.

thing aint' coming off otherwise.
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Default and getting the torque spec is equally as hard...

I think it's something like "80ft-lbs + 180deg".

that 180deg is near impossible - of course I didn't have a 4 foot bar like in that other pic
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Default 17mm socket driver

Only place I could find one that size was snap-on. However the replacement bolt required a 27mm or 1 1/16" hex socket.

FYI if you are going to remove/replace it, make sure to have a long a$$ breaker bar. I needed a 2 foot one with a 1 ft piece of pipe to get it off, and to tighten the new one back on.

Also watch the bolt that holds the upper control arms in place. (If you take it out) Mine was rusted solid as well as a friends. He beat his out after removing the entier steering nuckle. I used a 7-ton puller and a small sledge. PB Blaster did nothing.
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