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Old 10-08-2003, 01:08 PM   #1
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I wanted to know the size of the socket for removing the wheel hub, I plan on get new wheel bearings. Will I also need a torx 50 socket?

If anyone can provide me with as much info for changing this thanks...
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I wanted to know the size of the socket for removing the wheel hub, I plan on get new wheel bearings. Will I also need a torx 50 socket?

If anyone can provide me with as much info for changing this thanks...
A Torx T-50 bit (i.e. a bit, not a socket) is the usual size for removing GM front caliper bolts, so yes, you'll need a T-50. I think you can buy that individual size in a 3/8" socket from the MotorMite "HELP!" line of parts, or just go to Sears, etc.
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I think he might be referring to the size socket for the hub nut, dont know for sure but others (FWD) I have worked on were 38 mm. I'm sure someone could chime in and help you out on this one for sure.
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I think he might be referring to the size socket for the hub nut
I assume he was referring to both the caliper bolts and the hub nut. A T-50 Torx _is_ the right size for the caliper bolts, but like you said, the hub nut takes something much larger. I recently came across a specialty socket for exactly that purpose in the J.C. Whitney catalog, so you can probably get that socket over-the-counter at an auto parts store as well.
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Is it a Torx? Or just a noral Allen wreench like the Astro I was working on Wednesday?
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My '92 caliper bolts are Allen head.
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If the axle nut socket is what you are looking for, My 1997 uses a 34mm. I'm not sure about the other years.
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whay ever u done the socket sizes are all metric the caliper bolts are 13mm and the rotors come off with the caliper?
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34mm is correct for my hubs, and my calipers are also hex, not Torx. I'll be doing THAT again tomorrow. Time to have the old faithful RSM'* turned.
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sorry diregard my post i was thinkin bout somethin else
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