Originally Posted by b2zone
This weekend I set out to replace the water pump and Idler pulleys on my 1995 F-350 7.3 L. Now after a 100.00 worth of tools I still cannot find the right size for the star bolts Ford used in the tensioner and Idlers. Man I do not want to strip them puppies out. Is there a special wrench? 1/4 Allen is too small 5/16 Allen to big. Same story with metric. Hellppppp! What is the right size? If I need to buy a tool where do I find it.
Thanks in advance, all you guys are great and really seem to help us neewbees to Diesel.
You can't use allen wrenches you need a set of torx head wrenches, I believe you need number 5 for those bolts I am not forsure on the size, you can get them at any parts store, or sears, or pretty much any hardware store. You can get them in sets 1-10, or you can buy them individually. I suggest spending the money and buy a set of these, they fit on 3/8 inch drive ratchets or you can get them in 1/4 drive. I recommend 3/8 drive. Good luck to you.