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Old 03-15-2008, 01:41 AM   #1
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tools help?

I have a factory service manual but don't wanna spend alot on tools I don't really need, what special tools will I need to replace brake pads, rotor, drum, wheel bearings, on a 96 2.7l
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:34 AM   #2
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Unless you really want to own the tools you might be able to borrow them from your local parts store. There are a few around here that just ask for a deposit for specialty tools you need to install parts you bought from them.
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:23 AM   #3
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That's a really tough question.... Get yourself some basic tools to start.

Do some research online and find out exactly what types & sizes you need for those jobs.

The job you are performing will need certain tools to loosen & tighten - but until you actually get in there and work on it, you don't know what types of surprises you'll run into. When I say surprises - I mean, bolts won't come loose, parts frozen together, rusted, etc. These special situations require more tools to get the job done.

For brakes - having a c-clamp (and a piece of wood) is something you might wanna buy. That's to compress the pistons to get the new pads in. I've never done wheel bearings - but those jobs are more complicated and more tools & more experience.
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:04 AM   #4
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thanks

o.k. thanks guys I'll check around got a kragen and auto zone right down the street, maybe they'll let me borrow, kragen knows me by name cause I'm always in there. I do have a good mechanics tool set I'm just not gonna have the special service tools for all those little specific jobs
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