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Old 03-15-2007, 07:39 PM   #1
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Default Torx bit for the supercharger drive belt tensioner.

Just wondering what size that Torx bit is. I don't have any and definitely don't feel like buying a full set just to change the belt on my father'* 2000 Bonneville SSEi. So yeah, would anyone happen to know what size Torx bit I will need? Thanks in advance.

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IIRC it'* a T47. Don't forget it'* a reverse thread also
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IIRC it'* a T47. Don't forget it'* a reverse thread also
Hm, are you sure? I was searching through this thread: http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...highlight=torx and one member said that he used a T50. I could just buy both.
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IIRC it'* a T47. Don't forget it'* a reverse thread also
Hm, are you sure? I was searching through this thread: http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...highlight=torx and one member said that he used a T50. I could just buy both.
My bad. I just checked mine against the pulley and it was a little loose. Just take the car with ya and size it at the parts store
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Just confirming that the T50 fits nice and snug so go with that. The T47 works but you don't want to strip that bolt because the dealer can't get you a new one and they don't come with the pulley so you have to order a whole new tensioner.
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To make it easier in case you have to replace it again down the road find a GTP in the salvage yard and get the hex head bolt off it. That'* what I did on my parents 2002 Park Avenue Ultra. Easier to dig up a 15mm (IIRC) socket than try and find a T50 torx bit.
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That is definately on my to do list as well.
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You might want to buy a few of them. I went through 3 torx bits, ripped them in half, before that bolt finally broke loose. And, yes, I was turning it the right way.
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I just did this a week ago. I went to carquest and bought a T47 bit. I worked perfect. The one thread where the guy used a T50, he had stripped it out and had to pound a T50 into it to get it out. You are on the right track with a T47, about $7. Good luck.
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Did he take the tensioner off first before pounding the bit in? i don't have enough room in there to even get the torx bit on with my ratchet, i use a vice grips clamped down on the body of the torx and it works nicely. The T47 will work but if I were you i would use the T50 for the longevity of the bolt.Thats a lot of torque to be putting on a torx fitting that has some play in it.

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