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Old 10-03-2004, 12:34 AM   #11
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This is the best I could do:



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Use to remove seat hold down nuts on 1999 and later GM full size pick-up trucks. 3/8" square drive.
T50 seems mighty large to me. Although I don't think that the reverse torx have the same size ratings. This is from Snap-on
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If that is what you are looking for, I wish this thread was posted before friday. I was at the Fall Carlisle Swap meet and found 5-10 sets of those forsale with like 10-15 sizes each. If you are near there, it is still going on on sunday.
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Well... i'm in illinois But i'd gladly pay you to buy a set for me, if they're not too expensive, and if it includes a female T50 socket
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I bought this set of Lisle external torx sockets at Sears several years ago. The female that fits the male T-50 (in the photo) is marked torx E10. These are good quality tools. I used this to change the belt on my '97 SSEi.

Their part no. for the 7-piece set is 26750

Web site: http://lislecorp.com/tool_search_res...=external+torx

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I bought a similar set (as Bill Buttermore'*) at the local CarQuest a couple of years ago...even has their brand name on it. Perhaps stopped stocking it?
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evilsaint, if you haven't done this before, I think I remember that there is a nut on that stud that pinches the spacer between the mount and the block. You'll want to loosen that nut before you try to back the stud out. I think it is either a 15 or 18 mm ?
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evilsaint, if you haven't done this before, I think I remember that there is a nut on that stud that pinches the spacer between the mount and the block. You'll want to loosen that nut before you try to back the stud out. I think it is either a 15 or 18 mm ?
Yes there is a nut that is used to tighten the mount, after you remove the nut you can use a regular socket. It seems like it was a 3/8 or something but just make sure it fits tight. I have used a regular socket a number of times and never had one strip out on me. The 12 point sockets seem to fit a little tighter than the six point but either should get the job done.

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Ignore the sizes pics are just to show the difference between the two
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To change the belts on a 96' SSEi? I've checked out Home Depot, Napa, Autozone, Carquest, Sears, and 2 dealerships (one GM and one Pontiac specific) all to no avail. I don't even care if I have to pay like $30 for the durned thing, I just wanna change my belts already... :(
I got mine at sears for $7. It came in a cardboard/plastic packaging and was separate from the craftsman stuff. It was over with the saw blades, & drill bits. The dude knew exactly what I was talking about. You need a normal T50 for the tensioner.

You can also use a socket on it, try em all til you find the one you need, the right one might even be metric. I used a socket before in a pinch, just cant remember the size.

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5/16" six-point is a pretty good fit on the T-50 male. But my 5/16 stuff is all 1/4" drive. You would probably need to adapt a 1/4"- drive socket up to a 3/8" drive handle to get enough oomph to back out the stud. But that little socket won't handle too much torque.
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