socket size

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by Fisherking, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. Fisherking

    Fisherking Active Member

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    This probly has been covered some were , but I cant find it . What are the socket sizes for the compensator nut and the main clutch nut on a 2003 electra gluid .
    Thanks F.K.

    I forgot my manual at home and I'm going to buy them at my lunch
     
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  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I believe these are the sizes:

    1 1/2", standard thread compensator nut - regular socket or six sided.
    1 3/16", socket for the clutch hub nut - reverse thread

    Avoid the temptation to use an impact gun on the compensator nut. Might damage the rotor (magnets might move). It is supposed to be torqued to 150-165 ft-lbs. Use a breaker bar and a cheater. Heat gun might help with the lock-tite.

    Clutch hub nut torqued to 70-80 ft-lbs. REVERSE!!!

    Supposed to use red lock-tite on both when assembling.

    Cheers,

    TQ
     
  3. Fisherking

    Fisherking Active Member

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    Thanks T Quentin. I apreciate it

    F.K.
     
  4. twooodogz

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    TQuentin1 can you verify that the compensator and clutch fasteners are not metric? I measured mine with calipers and it was closer to 38mm for compensator and 30mm for clutch than it was the respective SAE sizes that you listed. So I went and bought the metric sockets and got a much better fit. So what I would really like to verify if it is metric or standard thread.
     
  5. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    They are standard.
     
  6. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    If you have those metric size sockets, they will probably work since:

    38mm = 1.496058" vs. 1.50" for 1 1/2" socket
    30mm = 1.181099" vs. 1.1875" for 1 3/16" socket

    They may be a pretty snug fit, but large sockets generally have some slop to them so I bet they will fit.

    Cheers,

    TQ