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tools help?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by tacomaman96, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. Mar 15, 2008 at 1:41 AM
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    tacomaman96

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    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
     
  2. Mar 15, 2008 at 7:34 AM
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    Roland

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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.
     
  3. Mar 15, 2008 at 8:23 AM
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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.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2008 at 10:04 AM
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    tacomaman96

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    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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