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Anyone have suggestions on what should be included as essential tools to keep in their Jeep? I have a '14.

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Re: tool kit suggestions

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I still see a little confusion over the metric or imperial socket size for the oil filter cap/housing. I'm hoping I can use my 24mm long socket that I have for my Chevy Cruze 1.4 turbo engine.
I'm not sure if the jeep uses and Torx fittings but I guess the boys with the knowledge will advise.
So I guess my question for the knowledge bank, does the Pentastar and Jeep body both use imperial fittings or a combination of both ?




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Re: tool kit suggestions

Oil filter housing is 24mm
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Re: tool kit suggestions

Craftsman makes a plastic molded tool box with 4 pull out drawers. You can buy the box with tools but I had enough extra to fill it and just bought the box. It houses 1/4-1/2 drive sae and metric. The deepest drawer on the bottom is great for wrenches, screw drivers, ect. I have brought this box along every trip in every vehicle for every excursion the past 20 yrs and worked out great.
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Re: tool kit suggestions

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Craftsman makes a plastic molded tool box with 4 pull out drawers. You can buy the box with tools but I had enough extra to fill it and just bought the box. It houses 1/4-1/2 drive sae and metric. The deepest drawer on the bottom is great for wrenches, screw drivers, ect. I have brought this box along every trip in every vehicle for every excursion the past 20 yrs and worked out great.
Home Depot appears to be having a father's day sale on a Husky tool set for about $100 usd.

One item I recommend is an inexpensive digital volt meter, with long leads. $20 bucks would be overkill.. very handy when checking stuff.
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Re: tool kit suggestions

I have a question and I don't meant to be insulting. If you need to ask what tools to buy would you even know how to use them or what to do if you even had them?
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OBD II scanner/code reader w/clear code function. Absolute must!


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Re: tool kit suggestions

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I have a question and I don't meant to be insulting. If you need to ask what tools to buy would you even know how to use them or what to do if you even had them?

Because the posters will say why they would include tool X. :-)

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Re: tool kit suggestions

From the spark plug change thread:


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- Spark Plug Gap tool
- 3/8 Drive Ratchet
- 3" Long 3/8 Drive Extension
- 3/8 Drive Universal Joint
- 3/8 Drive Torque Wrench
- 5/8 Spark Plug Socket
- 1/4 Drive Ratchet
- 10mm Short socket (1/4 drive)
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Re: tool kit suggestions

from the tow hook install thread:


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Tools required are basically just a 3/8" drive metric socket set, a 30mm wrench (I had a 1/2" drive ratchet and socket), and a small screwdriver for pulling out small clips.
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hitch install thread:


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There are 2 bolts (1-10mm and 1-8mm) in the wheel well
[...]
remove T-20 torx bolts from the wheel well.
[...]
remove, two T-30 torx bolts
[...]
And underneath there is are two 10mm bolts that also need to be removed.
[...]
remove a total of 6-21mm bolts
[...]
If you do not have a plastic rivet tool donít worry you can just use a pair of dikes and pliers. Pliers to hold and dikes to pull the rivet tight.
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diff fluid thread:

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