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1995 ford ranger socket size (U-joints)


Cortland15B

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I'm in the middle of replacing my U-joints this weekend and found that the U-joints are held on by 4 torx(?) bolts. I'm not sure if thats what they're called. Your help is very appreciated!

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Cortland
 


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I'am not sure but I think it is a 12 point 12mm socket are closed/open end wrench.
 

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Front drive shaft or rear drive shaft?
 

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It's a 12 point 12mm socket. Also i think a torx will work but not sure what size of torx. I just know last time my driveshaft came out of my 97 i used a 12 point 12mm socket.
 

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The rear driveshaft bolts where the D-shaft mount to the T-case (If a 4x4) or the rear axle are 12mm 12point I recommend an 1/2" drive impact socket for these.

The front driveshaft on most is a T-30 torx inside a 7/16" hex head that you cannog get a wrench onto the external hex at the front axle end and an 8mm 12-point at the T-case end of the front drive shaft. hardware supply.

The bolts you want for this location are a "Ferry Cap Screw" 1/4"- 28 thread, 3/4" long

They cost about $0.75 each last time I bought them and you then have no more issues with the internal torx twisting out. but you will need a trip to Sears for a 1/4" 12pt socket to install and remove them (I keep a spare set of front driveshaft bolts in a plastic "Film can" in my glovebox, along with a 1/4" 12pt socket

http://www.fastenal.com/web/products/details/0161310?searchMode=productSearch&filterByVendingMachine=

There are some rare early Rangers 1987-89 that had the "High Rider" package with a similar "Double cardan" joint at the T-case end of the front drive shaft and these use a smaller headed bolt that has a 1/4" 12point head

I personally recommend replacing the 7/16" head T-30 internal torx bolts on the front diff
with something you can buy from your local Fastenal
 
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I keep a spare set of front driveshaft bolts in a plastic "Film can" in my glovebox, along with a 1/4" 12pt socket
whats a film can? must be before my time :icon_rofl:
 

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Pill bottle should also be right size. Sadly, something we're all likely to see more of as years go by
 

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