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np205 front output... special socket? wtf?!

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by jekbrown, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    go to take apart a furd np205 and even my biggest socket (1-1/4") won't fit over the nut. np... I go to sears, buy a 1-5/16" socket. Which.... of COURSE fits the nut fine, nut won't fit inside the u-joint yoke. Sigh. Is there a special j-tool or is it just a special thin-walled 1-5/16" (as if 1-5/16" wasn't a screwed up size anyway?!?!) or some crap? How annoying. Someone school me up, whats the answer.

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  2. thebigdaddyof2

    thebigdaddyof2 1/2 ton status

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    Same problem - different town.

    I bought the Craftsman 1 5/16" socket and took it to the grinder- just tapering the front section enough to slip in and seat completely around the nut.

    Have fun!

    -I'd like to know myself of a thinner wall 1 5/16" socket.
     
  3. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Just find a cheaper brand of socket. I found mine at Ace Hardware.
     
  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    guess thats what I'll have to do... maybe its time to swing by harbor frieght and pick up a big old set of giant sockets over there for $19.99....

    j
     
  5. goldwing2000

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    Same size as the D44/10B upper ball joint nut. :D
     
  6. afroman006

    afroman006 1/2 ton status

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    Yah I used a master mechanic brand socket from a True Value hardware store and it worked just fine.
     
  7. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    like I said, screwed up size. :grin: no one should have 1/2 ton axles OR balljoints. :thumb: :grin:

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    onetonbb74 1/2 ton status

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    Sounds like the same prob. i had with my dana 60, Its a 1-5/16 thinwall socket. I just grinded the socket to fit and it now works for pinions, ball joints, yoke's etc. Did not take longer then 5 mins of grinding
     
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    Mr.Chevy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    I just went to NAPA and bought a cheap 1 5/16 socket and worked the end of it over with the bench grinder. Viola! Worked like a champ!


    Mike
     
  10. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    hmmm... if its that little grinding I guess I'll give it a shot.

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    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Don't grind on the Sears socket, go find an import 1 5/16" socket, grind on the cheapie. I had the same problem, I used an import socket and still had to turn the end down about 1/16" on the radius.
     
  12. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    too late... its all good though. ;)

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