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OT- HELP!! VW internal splined bolts- cv joints


 
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Don-Wi
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:08 pm    Post subject: OT- HELP!! VW internal splined bolts- cv joints Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I started in on the cv drive shafts on my passat, only to find I need a socket for the internally splined (look to be 12 pt, but it's hard to count them... I know their not just a torx head) bolts that hold the axle to the transmission side-

Any one know what I'm looking for?

I got a little bit of time left before every place is closed for the night.

Donovan from Wisconsin
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:15 pm    Post subject: Re: OT- HELP!! VW internal splined bolts- cv joints Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ask your parts dealer they usually know which kind that you
need. There are about 25 different types of these things
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:34 pm    Post subject: Re: OT- HELP!! VW internal splined bolts- cv joints Reply to specific post Reply with quote

They are either 8mm or 10mm triple square bits. The
correct term is triple square, they are not spline
or allen.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:36 pm    Post subject: Re: OT- HELP!! VW internal splined bolts- cv joints Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Some parts stores will loan to you, specialty wrenches. Call them and see if it might be one that they have available.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:37 pm    Post subject: Re: OT- HELP!! VW internal splined bolts- cv joints Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That's the info I was looking for- I found a set at Autozone for $30. Just gotta wait until my wife gets here (I'm at work....) and then I'll buzz over and go get a set.

I knew I could get the right answers on here- the VW forums are always less than helpful it seems, just a lot of ego's involved.

Donovan from Wisconsin
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:38 pm    Post subject: Re: OT- HELP!! VW internal splined bolts- cv joints Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I bought the adapter you need to redo the axle shafts on my 2004 passat. It was about 15 dollars at Carquest.
You can email me your address and I will mail it to you tomorrow if you want?
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:46 pm    Post subject: Re: OT- HELP!! VW internal splined bolts- cv joints Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have one I bought at O'Reilly's. Believe it of not, they used the same ones for lots of years. The last one I used mine on was my 1969 Karmann Ghia.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:22 pm    Post subject: Re: OT- HELP!! VW internal splined bolts- cv joints Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If same as rabbit it is a 12 point internal star bit. Lisle has them, harder to find as a single tool. Last time I got a set of 3, different sizes. It a metric deal. Also, Parts Place in Auburn Hills, MI has them. They deal with vw parts. Catalog right here says 8mm 12 point tool. #sn3481 for $8.95. Tele is 248-373-2300. And I have no connection to them other than a customer. Be sure to clean the crud out of the recess before inserting the tool. If you get a catalog check the blurb on p 38 in the 2012 cat.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: OT- HELP!! VW internal splined bolts- cv joints Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I picked up a set at Autozone, now I'll work on it again tomorrow. Hopefully I can get it done before the weekend. I'm gonna resurface the rotors on the blanchard grinder while I'm at it because I'm changin the brake pads too- the message came on the dash in the last few weeks.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:24 am    Post subject: Re: OT- HELP!! VW internal splined bolts- cv joints Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Just when you think you got all the tools bought you need someone goes and invents another type of fastner !!!!
 
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