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Old 11-20-2001, 10:12 AM
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socket size, type W126 front shocks

Are the lower shock bolts that bolt the shocks to the control arm a 12 pt. socket(what size) or are they a special bolt(like a torx)? Unfortunately, I have to remove them and don'y have the car here to figure out what size socket to use. Any mechanic happen to know? Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-20-2001, 01:17 PM
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You need a 10mm 12pt. socket. 3/8" drive works for me.


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Old 11-20-2001, 03:27 PM
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Although I think a 3/4" drive might be a bit of overkill, seeing as my 3/4 " drive is bigger than my torque wrench. :p
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Old 11-21-2001, 12:26 AM
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126 front shock bolts

I found that if you can find a socket extension with a swivel it works great. Definitely the 12 hex.
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Old 11-21-2001, 03:57 AM
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Ahhhh, I meant 3/8"...sorry 'bout that.
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