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Old 09-30-2012, 12:27 AM   #1
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I reciently had a new assist bar installed however,it is loose. What size socket or socket driver do I need.2007 f150
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I've scanned over this thread at least a dozen times since it was posted hoping someone would chime in and enlighten me as to what an "assist bar" is.

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I've scanned over this thread at least a dozen times since it was posted hoping someone would chime in and enlighten me as to what an "assist bar" is.

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I'm thinking he means what's often called the "oh crap handle". 04-08 have one on the driver and passenger side. Since the driver will probably only use it for getting in/out and not in an "oh crap" situation, assist bar certainly makes more sense.

IIRC it's 12mm. I loosened mine when I ran the microphone for my stereo. Although most of the time when I don't know what size socket to use I just keep trying them until one fits... it'd take a lot longer to work on my truck if I posted a new thread each time.

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I'm thinking he means what's often called the "oh crap handle". 04-08 have one on the driver and passenger side. Since the driver will probably only use it for getting in/out and not in an "oh crap" situation, assist bar certainly makes more sense.

IIRC it's 12mm. I loosened mine when I ran the microphone for my stereo. Although most of the time when I don't know what size socket to use I just keep trying them until one fits... it'd take a lot longer to work on my truck if I posted a new thread each time.
If your guess is correct on what the assist bar actially is, then I'm going with either a 10mm or 8mm. 8 would be my first choice.

I work on a lot of late model trucks and have for years. 12mm isn't something that any of the big three use much if any on their vehicles.

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If your guess is correct on what the assist bar actially is, then I'm going with either a 10mm or 8mm. 8 would be my first choice.
Good catch. I'd bet you're right. Got 12mm on the brain from working on my ATV last week I guess.
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is this thread for real? cant be that someone is that clueless as to ask what size socket to use. It took more time to post a thread then to fix the issue
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is this thread for real? cant be that someone is that clueless as to ask what size socket to use. It took more time to post a thread then to fix the issue
I was thinking that too, but chose to be nice and help.

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I would be interested in putting one of these on the drivers side of my new truck. Anyone know if this is possible? I don't know how it's mounted underneath, but I imagine it might be possible to find a part somewhere where they drive on the wrong side of the road
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