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ccfoodog 06-07-2014 07:24 AM

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

Thanks,

-john

MMAG4X4 06-07-2014 05:52 PM

Re: tool kit suggestions
 
John
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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Jeep_addicted 06-07-2014 08:59 PM

Re: tool kit suggestions
 
Oil filter housing is 24mm

bluestar 06-08-2014 06:01 PM

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.

lstowell 06-09-2014 01:10 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by bluestar (Post 1034286)
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.

macfan 06-09-2014 01:26 PM

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?

Jason911 06-09-2014 01:39 PM

Re: tool kit suggestions
 
OBD II scanner/code reader w/clear code function. Absolute must!


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ccfoodog 06-09-2014 02:48 PM

Re: tool kit suggestions
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by macfan (Post 1034642)
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. :-)

-john

ccfoodog 06-12-2014 11:50 PM

Re: tool kit suggestions
 
From the spark plug change thread:


Quote:

Originally Posted by SixZeroFour (Post 715260)
- 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)
- 10mm deep socket (1/4 drive)


ccfoodog 06-12-2014 11:54 PM

Re: tool kit suggestions
 
from the tow hook install thread:


Quote:

Originally Posted by Technosavant (Post 303602)
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.


ccfoodog 06-13-2014 12:02 AM

Re: tool kit suggestions
 
hitch install thread:


Quote:

Originally Posted by mineralsc (Post 414521)
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.


ccfoodog 06-13-2014 12:36 AM

Re: tool kit suggestions
 
diff fluid thread:

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Evil Twin (Post 821776)
8mm allen bit



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