RE: [DML] Axle nut/socket size?
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RE: [DML] Axle nut/socket size?



Tom,

Some cars, mainly later VIN's, use 36mm axle nuts. Perhaps that is your
problem?

Rob Grady,

P.J.Grady Inc. 

-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Tom Tait
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:23 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Axle nut/socket size?

I know I'm making a stupid mistake somewhere here.

The DMCH website says I can remove my axle nut (for angle drive
replacement) with a 32mm socket.  That specific socket has proven hard
to find, but when 32mm is converted to SAE it comes out to 1.259 inches.
My 1 1/4" socket should fit a bit snugly, but its no where close.

First, I assume the basic issue is that one can't just convert mm to
inches and expect sockets to fit because ___________  (fill in the blank
- Metric measures the larger diameter tip to tip on the bolt where SAE
measures the distance between parallel faces?)

So where do I get a socket that fits?  No luck at either Pep Boys or
Lowes.

Tom




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