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Vehicle: 2001, 3/4 ton, 4x4, Reg Cab Long Box, 5.9L gas, 46re Auto Trans, 4.10 Axle Ratio, 8800 G.V.W.
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
5/16" square socket required for band adjustment?
Looking at adjusting my trans bands, and have read that a 5/16" square socket is required for adjustment of the rear band in the pan.
Can someone confirm if this is true for a 2001 46re?
The FSM says I can adjust the front band using a torx bit (which I have), but is a little ambiguous on what to use for the rear band. I have read a couple write ups, and it seems some mention the 5/16" square socket (some don't say).
Also, I am having a bitch of a time trying to find a square socket.
I found a 5/16" npt pipe lug socket, but I am not sure if it will work (haven't measure it yet), as all pipe sizes seem to be slightly off their nominal dimension. Anyone use one of these with any luck?
Anyone know of a good place to get a 5/16" square socket?
Or a method to make one?
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I have used regular sockets before and they have worked but I also nearly stripped the adjuster using one once too. Square sockets are not uncommon, I think mine are Craftsman. They look very similar to torx socket but have 8 points if I remember correctly.
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I had my transmission out when I adjusted mine, and was too lazy to run to the store to get one...
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