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Old 11-05-2009, 11:35 AM   #1
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Passenger Van Seat/Belt Torx Size

Anyone know what size torx I need to remove the floor mounted brackets and seat belt bolts?



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Old 11-05-2009, 11:48 AM   #2
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Re: Passenger Van Seat/Belt Torx Size

On my 1999 Ford E-250 the seat belts are bolted down with a Torx size T-50 if I remember correctly.
Small warning. I shattered one Torx bit getting these out before. Without using a cheater either (He-Man.... not! )
Some tend to seize up.
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:50 PM   #3
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Re: Passenger Van Seat/Belt Torx Size

Ok harbor freight had a 1/2 drive torx set on sale for $10, had to buy it for a one time use tool lol

seat belt bolt is a T50
seat bracket on floor is a T55
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:02 PM   #4
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Re: Passenger Van Seat/Belt Torx Size

Beware, if not completely seated and torqued perpendicular most TORX bits tend to shred. Just be careful if you're at a bad angle or awkward position, or you'll wind up with a second set, less the 55.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:18 PM   #5
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Re: Passenger Van Seat/Belt Torx Size

yes it is T-50. Go to Napa and get a good one for less then 5 bucks that won't strip itself or the bolt.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:27 PM   #6
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Re: Passenger Van Seat/Belt Torx Size

The bit that shattered on me was from NAPA.
They did cheerfully replace it.
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:47 AM   #7
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Re: Passenger Van Seat/Belt Torx Size

I hope this is not too out-of-date.but. I had the same problem a couple years ago.I got a couple of Torx IMPACT wrenches from either Cornwell or Snap-On.The bolts came right out and the wrenches did not break.I had the same problem with the NAPA and Craftsman wrenches breaking.I also used an air powered Impact wrench.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:08 AM   #8
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Re: Passenger Van Seat/Belt Torx Size

I was jawboning with an older Sears employee during a wrench exchange. I'd bought my first good set of sockets when I was 16 and about 4 years later I'd broken the 1/4" driver, then the replacement was so bad I took it back shortly thereafter. The replacement "rebuild" was clearly inferior to the original, as were the new versions on the shelves.

The point is I was complaining about the quality, hoping maybe there was a pre-1990 wrench laying around which he could give me in exchange. Instead what he told me was that Sears started designing the tools to fail intentionally. The theory being that they want you to come into Sears when you are in the middle of a project. The broken wrench hardly costs them the amount you're likely to spend there instead of otherwise going to Lowes or HD or whereever.

Look at an old craftsman flatblade screwdriver next to a new one. The new one is fluted so that it is much more likely to break when used as a pry tool. Their torx are the same way- my "cheapie" one piece torx bits will lose their corners, but the craftsman version with the separate shank will just do a nice spiral splinter if you put too much pressure on it.

It's a shame that a replacement policy that used to stand for quality tools is now used as a bait and switch to push chinese junk...
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:50 AM   #9
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Re: Passenger Van Seat/Belt Torx Size

As stated use a pick to clean the hole, then blow everything out so the Torx bit can seat all the way in.
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Re: Passenger Van Seat/Belt Torx Size

Then put some AntiSeize on the threads before you reinstall the bolt.
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