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Old 02-15-2014, 03:20 PM   #1
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what the heck are these

Ok trying to do a clutch rebuild.
I have bolts that look like this on the upper part of the bell housing that hold a bracket of sorts on driver and passenger side.
the bolt head doesnt look like a bolt head, looks like some star pattern bolt head.

I havent seen one like that before
Do I have to get those off to free the trans from the engine?
All the other bolts came off easily, these two I cant get a good grip on.
I am near the point of having to put it back together and just hand a pile of cash to the stealership to do this job.

Help ASAP, I am trying to do this right now.

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Old 02-15-2014, 03:24 PM   #2
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They are external torx heads....E12. Sears has them.
Yes, they have to come out..they are just bolts with a different head. You may find that you can get a certain size 12 point socket to tap on them if you don't have access to a store.

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Old 02-15-2014, 03:35 PM   #3
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Yep E-12 extended-torx for the transmission, I got mine from NAPA. The transfer case uses an E-10 size.
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Old 02-15-2014, 03:40 PM   #4
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back out for more tools.

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Old 02-15-2014, 03:55 PM   #5
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Tap the scocket on there with a hammer before you try to remove them. You can lower the tranny some for more room and use a long extension. If you have a impact wrench, that is the easy way to take them out.
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