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Old 04-04-2012, 10:31 AM
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I'm having a heck of a time finding a 5mm hex 1/4 drive socket that the CCTL change 'how-to' recommends. Is their A) an alternative tool I could use or B) somewhere I should be able to find one? I've checked my local hardware, Home Depot, and Sears, with no luck. Any thoughts?
 
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:40 AM
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i used a 5mm allen bit and just found socket to fit it in. Its hard to find the drive.
 
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:48 AM
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A torx bit will also work, I didn't have a 1/4 one either so used a torx which I think was T-30. Just stick it in a 1/4 socket that fits it tightly then secure it in there w/ some tape.
 
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hahaha thank you for the diagram HotSoup.
 
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:15 PM
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You can use the 3/8 extension with 3/8 bit. Just put the bit on once the extension is through the frame. I did this last week. It's helps to have a magnet wand thing to help hold the socket while you fish the extension through.
 
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:11 AM
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Just an FYI, I did this last night, and getting the bit in the bolt is by far the most difficult process. I was using a 3/8 inch drive bit, and it was causing issues as the socket was so wide it wouldn't directly go into the bolt head without rubbing up against the side of the tensioner itself. I'd definitely suggest trying to find a 1/4 inch drive bit.

Also, a T30 Torx bit will work as well.
 
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