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Old 10-13-2005, 09:10 AM   #1
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What size (allen) hex head socket to remove axle?
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17mm
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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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ohhhhh, *that* bolt ;-)
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Old 10-13-2005, 09:17 AM   #5
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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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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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Old 10-13-2005, 09:22 AM   #8
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which axle?
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Default FYI, the center shaft uses standard allens...

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Old 10-13-2005, 09:26 AM   #10
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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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