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OK, what size torx bit do I need?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, Jan 25, 2002.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    What size to get the stinking seatbelt off the side panels, looks pretty big?

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    Most are T50's.

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    why does your seatbelt stink?

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    They are not, (nor have they ever been AFAIK) T-45's or T-50's. They are T-47's, (just like very other GM car and truck in the '80's) and if they get stuck in there, a T-45 will do nothing but screw up the head, then you'll never get it out. I have broken T-47 bits in half trying to remove the rear seat belt bolts, so I guarantee you, a T-45 will do SQUAT trying to remove even a halfway rusted in bolt. You may have a hard time finding them in the store, mostly I think because people don't know what they are supposed to be using.

    BTW, I removed both my front seatbelts two nights ago, if there is any doubt I am wrong.

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    Why insist on counting when the ring gear has the tooth counts stamped in?<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by dyeager535 on 01/25/02 01:37 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  5. Brian 89KBlazer

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    I think Dorian's right! It's been 2 years since I removed my rear seat-belts when I stripped the Blazer BUT I remember that the T45 was too small &amp; the T50 wouldn't fit! [​IMG]
    Mine was also VERY rusty. I ended up drilling out both bolts &amp; will replace them with hex head bolts when I reassemble!

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    i removed mine last week it was a t50

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    you guys with your new fangled torx bits things, i can almost completely take my blazer apart with a 9/16 and a 1/2.HEHE

    gime a bucket of chicken with extra skin!
     
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    now you know your going to have to buy a set of them with ALL of those included,,or just buy from 44 to 51,,just to be sure,,lol[​IMG]
    here's a NFI,,why don't the guy's with torx bit's and blazer's run outside in the cold and see exactly what they are.i bet we still come up with different numbers[​IMG]

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    hahaha We seem to have a disagreement about the size. I'm pretty sure they are T50 but Autozone and advance sells a assortment for like $12 that has T40, T45, T47 and T50. Those are the most common large sizes on most vehicles.

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    Nah you need a 7/8's for the shock bolts and seat belts hehehe.

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    I just ran outside (not cold here in CA) and measured mine and unless my torx bit is stamped incorrectly it is a T50.
     
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    Just a tip, if you have trouble getting it off its worth it to go to Sears and get an impact screwdriver if you dont already have one. It works great getting screw and torx bit bolts out and it makes it nearly impossible to strip, at least thats been my experience.

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    wanna bet ? [​IMG] mine are 9/16,,,,now [​IMG]

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    I just herculined over mine...hehe

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    I agree with Grim. Don't just get one, buy the set from Autozone. I got mine for 8 bucks. Each single one is about 3 bucks.

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    OK, just to clarify, I am not talking about the rear seatbelts, I am talking about where the front belts mount to the a-piller right behind the front door.

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    Thanks guys, it was a T50

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    So what torx bit size is GM tool J-23457? Getting nitpicky, but I'm curious as to why some have no problems with T-50, and others can't get them to fit.

    Dorian
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    Why insist on counting when the ring gear has the tooth counts stamped in?
     

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