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Thread: Again, all I can say is WOW!

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    Again, all I can say is WOW!

    As in WOW that is the easiest and cheapest thing I have ever done to this car!
    I paid $5 for the E-18 external torx socket and just tightened the K-member bolts from the bottom. The Wow can also be for how loose some of them were, one of them went a whole turn BEFORE it started torqueing.

    I went to 100ftlbs, I'm thinking they should probably be higher but I wanted to get a torque spec first just to be safe. Anyone know it?

    I was fairly certain that this was going to fix it, before I went and bought the socket this morning, because when I was measuring the torx head I could see clean metal around the bolt head were the grime had been scraped away. While I was out I took my buddy to pick up his car at the Chevy dealer so I picked up the bottle of supercharger fluid that was offered as a reward. Looks like Peter is the winner so you get me your address and I'll happily send it out as soon as I can, next week if not tomorrow. My email is kab33@yahoo.com

    Now all I have to do is take it for an alignment tomorrow and It'll be on the road again.


    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!

    Rick I will post pictures later today or tomorrow.

    Kurt

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    lol ill pass on a suprcharger fluid bottle, i only have like 25k miles on the fluid..... but id gladly take some $ twords a power radio antenna for a 95 trans am lol

    glad that fixed your problem..mine started making the noise after a shop did the motor mounts and they didnt tighten the bolts all the way.

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    Nice Kurt!

    For anyone else that wants to see if theirs are loose, a 15mm 6 point socket works fine, to see if they need any tightening at least. Mine never even started to strip with that when I tried them, but then, they were all real tight to begin with and I didn't have to torque them to any extreme beyond that initial muscleing test.

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    but id gladly take some $ twords a power radio antenna for a 95 trans am lol
    That's fine just give me your address and I'll mail the equivelant check out today. I'll use the fluid myself anyhow so it won't be wasted.

    Kurt

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    Awsome Kurt It's not often we come across a problem so bothersome yet so cheaply dealt with..can't wait for pics so I can get mine done Thanks in advance.
    Rick

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    here's some pics of the driver side.
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    Ok I'm on it!!! Where did you get the E-18 socket kurt???

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    Where did you get the E-18 socket kurt???
    I bought mine at autozone, it was the last one at the store here and it didn't look like they keep a lot of them on hand. I was glad they had one though.

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