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Front driveshaft bolt question?

So I broke the torx bit in one of my driveshaft bolts a year ago. Well the damn thing is still there and being a real pain.

My question is what thread count bolt do I need to replace them? I want to replace them with something I can use an allan wrench on so I don't have to use these fragile torx bits.

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hmmm. i wonder if the bits you had were just cheap. i've put a lot of torque onto those before getting them off when they were all rusted up. ( i did use an acetylene torch). i've never had one break. the best bet is to take it to the hardware store. they can help you match some up.
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i think they are metric. 8 or 10 mm. probably 8, but i am not 100% sure.
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i think they are metric. 8 or 10 mm. probably 8, but i am not 100% sure.
it is indeed an 8!!!
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How about the bolt for the tcase side of the driveshaft?

I'm having a hard time finding these bolts. Went to all the autopart stores. I'm gonna try Lowes tommorrow. Anybody know a good place to find these driveshaft bolts, strap bolts and tcase side bolts?
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you can always go to ford to get them
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Yeah I had to go to Ford to get mine.
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That's what I was afraid of. Hopefully they don't hit me over the head. What'd yall pay for them?
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You can get the straps & bolts in a kit from any auto parts store for the diff end, should be under $10 for the set.

I just used regular hex head metric bolts for the t-case end and its working fine!
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