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Changing rear brake cylinders on 97 malibu. The 2 mounting screws/bolts are tiny torx screws--meaning I need a torx box end wrench to get to it unless I pull the axle. Redicules!

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    Brandon Howell May 25, 2011

    Are you sure it's a torx? Bolts and screws that require torx bits are inverted and you couldn't get a box end wrench on it. Could it be a 12 point hex head? Have you tried using a 12 point box end wrench?

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Why are you telling us that ?

You need torx bits for all kinds of things,
not just cars.

Why do you think we have $40,000
in tools to work on vehicles, plus
$10,000 in tool boxes to store them?

Then another $15,000 in test equipment

Posted on May 25, 2011

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