I'm trying to replace the leaky wheel cylinders on a 1996 Lumina car. The w
heel cylinder bolts have e8 torx heads, and not enough clearance to use a s
ocket or a flat box end wrench. I tried to get a special tool, the Lisle 22
070, which is made for this exact job, but it does not seem to be available
any more. Maybe discontinued.Also I,m in Canada (Victoria BC) and would pr
efer to avoid shipping charges from a US vendor. Here's what it looks like
Some options I've considered:
1) have someone with a torch and vise put a small bend in my newly-purchase
d but currently useless e8-e6 flat box end wrench.
2) loosen the hub and backing plate, slide it out to where I can get room t
o use a socket - this does not look easy, as I might have to apply a fair b
it of force to get the hub to separate after the bolts are loose
3) try to use a 1/4 inch socket on the e8 torx bolt. I suspect this could j
ust wreck the bolt head, leaving me with a bigger problem
4) take it to a pro and let him worry about it.(last resort due to budget)
5) keep looking for the Lisle tool.
Can anyone offer advice on any of the above, or any other suggestions?