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  • #16
    Originally posted by BLACKESTSHEEP View Post
    OK, thanks 1990new, I ordered the socket sets and extensions you recommended, I'll get them in about a week in the mail.

    In the mean time, I'm going to to try to crawl under my car later this week and see if I cant get in there that way.

    WmWatt, In regards to chaining together 2 socket extensions, I only have the one 18" one right now, I'll be getting a 24" in my harbor freight purchase soon. The 18" extension didn't seem to bring it up and out far enough for me to get a proper solid turn on the nut, but I think the 24" will bring it out higher so I can really get a grip on that 10mm nut, maybe it was my mistake, and I didn't see another way to get a good angle on the nut, I'll look at it again later this week. I also think that 10mm nut has been in there for about 30 yrs now. I'm trying really hard not to strip it, but I dont know if I've been successful, lol I hit it with some PB blaster, a lubricant, I'll try to tug on it again later this week. Thanks all.
    I'm sorry but I posted the wrong link for the socket set... that one is SAE.. You need the metric set... It's a few dollars more. I have the one and it is great.
    https://www.harborfreight.com/14-in-...-pc-62303.html

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    • #17
      Yeah, no worries, no problem. I need to increase my collection of tools anyway now that I'm doing more repair work on my festiva. I don't like starting a project and not having what I need on hand. .Harbor freight always seems to have good prices too.Thanks.

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      • #18
        Okay just checked the transmission fluid in my 93. Same as all my others(7 total) you reach under the intake manifold from the passenger side with a 10mm combination wrench. Loosen and remove the bolt holding down the speedometer drive. Pull up while wiggling the speedometer cable metal base that is still screwed on to the drive that will pull the drive so you can check fluid. If it's stuck clamp vise grips to the speedometer cable metal end pull twist tap on the vice grips. Going back in push the drive and cable slightly back into the transmission twist the tab to line up the bolt hole start the bolt finger tight, then I use whatever is handy tonight an old lawnmower blade was close by use a piece of pipe a lawn mower blade whatever on top of the speedocable metal end and tap the drive down into the transmission. Tighten the retaining bolt with your 10mm combination wrench from the passengers side reaching under the intake manifold. Start to finish including putting away tools and washing hands is under 5 minutes. Try it sometime.
        30 + Vehicle projects right now.7 Festiva/Mazda 10 GM IDK how many others,hope that helps explain all the stupid questions/shortcuts/interchanges etc. trying to liquidate so I concentrate on the good ones. Goal finish 1 amonth using as much stuff as I already have accumulated.

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        • #19
          Okay just checked the transmission fluid in my 93. Same as all my others(7 total) you reach under the intake manifold from the passenger side with a 10mm combination wrench. Loosen and remove the bolt holding down the speedometer drive. Pull up while wiggling the speedometer cable metal base that is still screwed on to the drive that will pull the drive so you can check fluid. If it's stuck clamp vise grips to the speedometer cable metal end pull twist tap on the vice grips. Going back in push the drive and cable slightly back into the transmission twist the tab to line up the bolt hole start the bolt finger tight, then I use whatever is handy tonight an old lawnmower blade was close by use a piece of pipe a lawn mower blade whatever on top of the speedocable metal end and tap the drive down into the transmission. Tighten the retaining bolt with your 10mm combination wrench from the passengers side reaching under the intake manifold. Start to finish including putting away tools and washing hands is under 5 minutes. Try it sometime.
          30 + Vehicle projects right now.7 Festiva/Mazda 10 GM IDK how many others,hope that helps explain all the stupid questions/shortcuts/interchanges etc. trying to liquidate so I concentrate on the good ones. Goal finish 1 amonth using as much stuff as I already have accumulated.

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