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LIST OF AUTOMOTIVE TOOLS

HERE IS AN EXCELLENT COMPREHENSIVE LIST of Automotive Tools And Equipment, published by The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). This list should be helpful to anyone who wants to have a well-equipped automotive workshop or garage. There are three main categories - Hand Tools, General Lab/Shop Equipment, and Specialty Tools And Equipment. Within each category, the tools are listed alphabetically by their names in common usage. Then click on SHOWCASE to see the items available to you.

 

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HAND TOOLS FOR AUTO REPAIR - (Contained in individual sets or the tool crib in sufficient quantities to permit efficient instruction)

Air Blow Gun (meeting OSHA requirements) SHOWCASE"

Allen (Wrench or Socket) Set - Standard (.050" - 3/8") SHOWCASE"

Allen (Wrench or Socket) Set - Metric (2mm - 7mm, 10mm, 12mm) SHOWCASE"

Battery Post Cleaner SHOWCASE"

Battery Terminal Pliers SHOWCASE"

Battery Terminal Puller SHOWCASE"

Chisels: SHOWCASE"

Cape 5/16"
Cold 3/8", 3/4"

Chisel Holder SHOWCASE"

Claw Type Pickup Tool SHOWCASE"

Combination Wrenches: SHOWCASE"

Standard (1/4" . 1 1/4")
Metric (7mm - 24mm)
Crowfoot Wrench Set - Metric
Crowfoot Wrench Set - Standard
Ear Protection SHOWCASE"

Feeler Gauge (Blade Type): SHOWCASE"

.002" - .040"
.006mm - .070mm

Files: SHOWCASE"

Coarse 6" and 12" Fine 6" and 12"
Half Round 12"
Round 6" and 12"

Flare Nut (tubing) Wrenches: SHOWCASE"

3/8" - 3/4"
10mm - 17mm

Flashlight SHOWCASE"

Fuse Puller SHOWCASE"

Fused Jumper Wire Set (with various adapters) SHOWCASE"

Hack Saw SHOWCASE"

Hammers: SHOWCASE"

16 oz. Ball Peen
Brass
Dead Blow Plastic Mallet
Plastic Tip

Rubber Mallet SHOWCASE"

Inspection Mirror SHOWCASE"

Magnetic Pickup Tool SHOWCASE"

Pliers: SHOWCASE"

Combination 6"
Hose Clamp
Locking Jaw
Needle Nose 6"
Side Cutting
Slip Joint (Water Pump)

Pry Bars: SHOWCASE"

Rolling Head
Straight

Punches: SHOWCASE"

Center
Brass Drift
Pin 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 5/16 "
Taper 3/8", 1/2", 5/8"

Safety Glasses (meeting OSHA requirements) SHOWCASE"

Scraper: SHOWCASE"

Carbon 1"
Gasket 1"

Screwdrivers: SHOWCASE"

Blade Type -
Stubby
6", 9", 12"
Offset

Phillips -
Stubby #1, #2
6" #1, #2
12" #3
Offset #2

Screwdriver - Impact Driver Set SHOWCASE"

Screw Starter: SHOWCASE"

Phillips
Standard

Socket Set - 1/4" Drive: SHOWCASE"

1/4" - 1/2" Standard Depth
1/4" - 1/2" Deep
6mm - 12mm Standard Depth
6mm - 12mm Deep
Flex/Universal Type
3", 6" Extensions
Ratchet

Socket Set - 3/8" Drive: SHOWCASE"

5/16" - 3/4" Standard Depth (6 point)
3/8" - 3/4" Deep (6 point)
10mm - 19mm Standard Depth
10mm - 19mm Deep
3", 5", 10" Extensions

Flexhead Ratchet SHOWCASE"

Ratchet SHOWCASE"

Spark Plug Sockets 5/8", 13/16" SHOWCASE"

Speed Handle
Universal Joint
Flexible Socket Set 3/8" - 3/4"
Flexible Socket Set 10mm - 19mm

Socket Set - 1/2" Drive: SHOWCASE"

7/16" - 1 1/8" Standard Depth
7/16" - 1 1/8" Deep
10mm - 24mm Standard Depth
10mm - 24mm Deep
3", 6", 12" Extensions

Flex Handle (Breaker Bar) SHOWCASE"

Ratchet

Spark Plug Feeler Gauge (Gap Tool) SHOWCASE"

Tape Measure . Standard and Metric SHOWCASE"

Test Light (12V) SHOWCASE"

Tire Pressure Gauge SHOWCASE"

Torque Wrench: SHOWCASE"

3/8" Drive (10 - 250 lb. in.)
3/8" Drive (5 - 75 lb. ft.)
1/2" Drive (50 - 250 lb. ft.)

Torx Set (screwdrivers and/or sockets): SHOWCASE"

T-8 to T-60

Wire Brush SHOWCASE"

GENERAL LAB/SHOP EQUIPMENT FOR AUTO REPAIR

The tools and equipment on this list are used in general lab/shop work but are not generally considered to be individually owned hand tools. A well equipped, certified program should have all of these general tools and equipment readily available and in sufficient quantity to provide quality instruction.

Air Chisel Set (various bits) SHOWCASE"

Air Compressor and Hoses SHOWCASE"

Air Pressure Regulator SHOWCASE"

Air Ratchet (3/8. drive) SHOWCASE"

Automotive Stethoscope (electronic recommended) SHOWCASE"

Axle Stands (Jack Stands) SHOWCASE"

Axle Support Stands (Screw Jacks) SHOWCASE"

Battery Charger\ SHOWCASE"

Battery-Starter Charging System Tester SHOWCASE"

Bearing Packer (hand operated) SHOWCASE"

Belt Tension Gauge SHOWCASE"

Bench or Pedestal Grinder (Bench Grinder) SHOWCASE"

Compression Tester SHOWCASE"

Computer Scan Tool OBD II (hand held) or Personal Computer (PC) with interface capability for on-board diagnostics (OBD II compliant) SHOWCASE

Coolant/Combustion Gas Detector (Recommended)

Coolant Tester SHOWCASE"

Cooling System Pressure Tester and Adapters SHOWCASE"

Creeper SHOWCASE"

Cylinder Leakage Tester SHOWCASE"

Dial Indicator with Flex Arm and Clamp Base

Digital Multimeter with various lead sets SHOWCASE"

Drain Pans SHOWCASE"

Drill - 3/8" variable speed, reversible SHOWCASE"

Drill - 1/2" variable speed, reversible SHOWCASE"

Electric Heat Gun SHOWCASE"

Engine Coolant Recovery Equipment or Recycler or Coolant Disposal Service Contract SHOWCASE"

Extension Cords SHOWCASE"

Face Shields SHOWCASE"

Fender Covers SHOWCASE"

Floor Jack (1 Ton Minimum) SHOWCASE"

Graphing Multimeter (GMM)/Digital Storage Oscilloscope (DSO) SHOWCASE"

Hand Held Vacuum Pump SHOWCASE"

Hoist(s) SHOWCASE"

Hood Prop SHOWCASE"

Hydraulic Press with adapters SHOWCASE"

Impact Socket Sets - 3/8" Drive (Standard and Metric) SHOWCASE"

Impact Sockets - 1/2" Drive (7/16" - 1 1/8") SHOWCASE"

Impact Sockets - 1/2" Drive (12mm . 24mm)

Impact Sockets . 1/2. Drive Deep (30 mm, 32 mm, 36mm)

Impact Wrench - 1/2" Drive SHOWCASE"

Impact Wrench - 3/8" Drive SHOWCASE"

Jumper Cables SHOWCASE"

Master Puller Set SHOWCASE"

Micrometer (Depth) SHOWCASE"

Micrometers - 0-1", 1-2", 2-3", 3-4", 4-5" (Outside Type)

Oil Can - Pump Type SHOWCASE"

Oil Filter Wrench SHOWCASE"

Oxy-Acetylene Torch (recommended) SHOWCASE"

Parts Cleaning Tank and Gloves (non-solvent based cleanser suggested) SHOWCASE"

Remote Starter Switch SHOWCASE"

Screw Extractor Set SHOWCASE"

Seat Covers SHOWCASE"

Snap Ring Pliers Set - external SHOWCASE"

Snap Ring Pliers Set - internal

Soldering Gun SHOWCASE"

Soldering Iron (Pencil Tip) SHOWCASE"

Spark Plug Boot Puller SHOWCASE"

Tap and Die Set - Standard SHOWCASE "

Tap and Die Set - Metric SHOWCASE"

Temperature Sensing Device (Thermometer) SHOWCASE"

Thread Repair Insert Kit SHOWCASE"

Tire Inflator Chuck SHOWCASE"

Trouble-Work Lights (Fluorescent Preferred) SHOWCASE"

Tube Quick Disconnect Tool Set SHOWCASE"

Tubing Bender SHOWCASE"

Tubing Cutter/Flaring Set (Double-lap and ISO) SHOWCASE"

Twist Drill Set - 1/64" - 1/2" SHOWCASE"

Ultra Violet Leak Detection Device (Black Light) SHOWCASE"

Valve Core Removing Tool (Valve core tool) SHOWCASE"

Vernier Calipers SHOWCASE"

0 - 6"
0 - 125mm

Waste Oil Receptacle with extension neck and funnel SHOWCASE"

Wheel Chocks SHOWCASE"

Workbenches with vises SHOWCASE"

SPECIALTY TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR AUTO REPAIR

This section covers the tools and equipment a lab/shop should have for training in any given specialty area. This equipment is specialized and it must be available in the lab/shop or to the program. No specific type or brand names are identified because they will vary in each local situation.

SUSPENSION & STEERING

Ball Joint Press and other Special Tools (Ball Joint Tools) SHOWCASE"

Brake Pedal Depressor SHOWCASE"

Coil Spring Compressor Tool SHOWCASE"

Constant Velocity Joint (CV) Service Tools: CV tools) SHOWCASE"

Boot Installation Tool SHOWCASE"

Boot Clamp Pliers or Crimping Ring SHOWCASE"

Hand Grease Gun SHOWCASE"

Inner Tie Rod End Tool SHOWCASE"

Pitman Arm Puller SHOWCASE"

Power Steering Pump Pulley Special Tool Set (appropriate for units being taught) Power Steering Pump Tools SHOWCASE"

Shock Absorber Tools SHOWCASE"

Strut Spring Compressor Tool SHOWCASE"

Steering Column Special Tool Set (appropriate for teaching units being utilized) SHOWCASE"

Tie Rod Puller SHOWCASE"

Tire Mountin Machine (rim clamp type) SHOWCASE"

Wheel Alignment Equipment-4 wheel (including alignment tools) SHOWCASE"

Wheel Balancer - Electronic Type SHOWCASE"

Wheel Weight Pliers SHOWCASE"

BRAKES (brake tools) SHOWCASE"

Bearing Seal and Race Driver Set
Brake Bleeder, Pressure or Vacuum
Brake Disc Micrometer
Brake Drum Micrometer and Calibration Equipment
Brake Lathe (with disc and drum service attachments - on-car and bench)
Brake Shoe Adjusting Gauge
Brake Spring Remover/Installer
Brake Spring Pliers
Brake Spoon

HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING (air conditioning tools) SHOWCASE"

A/C Compressor Clutch Service Tools SHOWCASE"

A/C Service Port Adapter Set SHOWCASE"

Leak Detector (SAE Standard) SHOWCASE"

Manifold Gauge Set or equivalent (R-12 and HFC-134a) SHOWCASE"

Refrigerant Charging Station (R-12 and HFC-134a) or equivalent SHOWCASE"

Refrigerant Identification Equipment SHOWCASE"

Refrigerant Recovery/Recycling Machine (R-12 and HFC-134a) SHOWCASE"

Thermometer SHOWCASE"

Wet Bulb (Relative Humidity Measurement) SHOWCASE"

ENGINE PERFORMANCE

Engine Analyzer (with ignition display capability) SHOWCASE"

Four or Five Gas Exhaust Analyzer (Exhaust Gas Analyzer) SHOWCASE"

Fuel Injection Pressure Gauge Sets with Adapters SHOWCASE"

Injector Pulse Tester SHOWCASE"

Logic Probe (suggested) SHOWCASE"

Oxygen Sensor Socket SHOWCASE"

Pinch-off Pliers SHOWCASE"

Sending Unit Socket (s) SHOWCASE"

Spark Plug Thread Tap SHOWCASE"

Spark Tester SHOWCASE"

Timing Advance Light (timing light) SHOWCASE"

Vacuum/Pressure Gauge SHOWCASE"

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE (transmission Tools) SHOWCASE"

Hydraulic Pressure Gauge Set SHOWCASE"

Front Wheel Drive Engine Support Fixture SHOWCASE"

Transaxle Removal and Installation Equipment (Transmission Removal) SHOWCASE"

Transmission Jack(s) SHOWCASE"

Transmission/Transaxle Flushing Equipment (recommended) (Transmission Flushing) SHOWCASE"

Transmission/Transaxle Holding Fixtures (Transmission Holding) SHOWCASE"

Transmission/Transaxle Special Tool Sets (appropriate for units being utilized) )Transmission Tools) (Transmission Tools) SHOWCASE"

ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

Battery Hydrometer SHOWCASE"

Connector Pick Tool Set SHOWCASE"

Door Panel Trim Tool(s) SHOWCASE"

Headlight Aimer or Screen SHOWCASE"

Wire and Terminal Repair Kit (Wire Repair Kit) SHOWCASE"

MANUAL DRIVE TRAIN AND AXLES (Manual Drive Train Tools) SHOWCASE"

Clutch Alignment Set SHOWCASE"

Clutch Pilot Bearing/Bushing Puller/Installer (Pilot Bearing Tool) SHOWCASE"

Front Wheel Drive Engine Support Fixture SHOWCASE"

Transaxle Removal and Installation Equipment Special Tools for Transmissions/Transaxles (appropriate for units being taught) Transmission/Transaxle Holding Fixtures

Transmission Jack(s) SHOWCASE"

Universal Joint Tools SHOWCASE"

ENGINE REPAIR

Ball (Small Hole) Gauges (ball Gauges) SHOWCASE"

Cam Bearing Driver Set (suggested) SHOWCASE"

Cylinder Deglazer SHOWCASE"

Dial Bore Indicator SHOWCASE"

Engine Stands /Benches SHOWCASE"

Inside Micrometer Set: SHOWCASE"

0 - 6"
0 - 125mm

Oil Pressure Gauge SHOWCASE"

Outside Micrometer Set: SHOWCASE"

0 - 6"
0 - 125mm

Portable Crane - 1/2 Ton SHOWCASE"

Ring Compressor SHOWCASE"

Ring Expander SHOWCASE"

Ring Groove Cleaner SHOWCASE"

Straight Edge SHOWCASE"

Telescopic Gauge Set SHOWCASE"

Torque Angle Gauge SHOWCASE"

Transaxle Removal and Installation Equipment (Transmission Removal) SHOWCASE"

V-Blocks SHOWCASE"

Valve Spring Compressor SHOWCASE"

Valve Spring Tester SHOWCASE"

END OF LIST

Source of list: The EXCELLENT LIST of Automotive Tools And Equipment, published by The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

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