Look for a sacrificial 1/4" socket wrench. Then add a cheater to it.raz wrote: ↑Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:47 pmHmm, yeah I have a Craftsman pass-through set. Problem is the handle needs the adapter insert to use the 5/16 socket that a plain T50 bit will fit into ... and that makes it too wide to reach in the gap. Guess I'll check for pass-throughs that can directly hold a 5/16 socket -- but what I've seen when you get that small is the handles get so short they're not up to the job.
The other alternative is to unbolt the engine and tilt it up like you have to do to remove the belt tensioner itself. Only it would require about 4" of lift to clear, instead of just an inch or so.
Also pricing taking it into the shop. Sucks to do that for what would otherwise be a simple job!
I just used the quarter inch socket, but that's me. If you get a spare one, you can put some wax in it to help lock the bit in place.ihaveavibe wrote: ↑Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:55 pmI vote for removing the whole tensioner : )
Slightly unrelated, but I have one of these Crafstman Max access sets folks are talking about, but it didn’t come with an adapter to put a standard bit into. I searched online and see that some sets come with one.. but I can’t find the part on its own. Anyone have a part number or a suggestion how to get one? I’ve in the past tried to put the bits in one of the sockets that came with the set but it falls out and so isn’t the greatest solution.