I can't tell you the exact socket but I did remove my driveshaft (along with the center bearing) and I used one of my basic metric sockets. I don't have any special tools so if you have a regular socket set, you should be fine. I may have used a standard monkey wrench during the process. Not much to it. Getting the shaft out of the car and getting it back in was hard....you have to use a lot of brute power and a crowbar....