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    1. · イリジウム
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      If you're checking into electrical faults then a multimeter from Harbor Freight Tools ($5 on sale) or a Craftsman on sale at Sears ($11) should work fine. You probably dont' need a test light now if you have a multimeter, and some test lights shouldn't be used on electronic ignition systems because of current draw anyway (can damage transistors):

      Craftsman Multimeter, Digital, with 8 Functions and 20 Ranges
      $11 on sale Sears Item# 03482141000 | Model# 82141
      Or HFT $5 on sale:

      If you are going to be doing your own oil changes and transmission fluid drains/refills, then a metric socket set and hex bit sockets (for transmission and differential drain bolts) at HFT, 6 Piece 3/8" Drive Metric Hex Bit Socket Set. Or just get a single 10mm one $5.49 at Sears (Sears Item# 00942679000 , I think the $8.99 HFT set is a better deal myself, but you likely won't need the others):
      plus an oil filter wrench especially good for the smaller I4 filter:

      A mechanic's tool set like:
      HFT $32, but you'll need an additional 1/2" metric socket set for heavier work and maybe a few others later:

      Or the Sears 118 pc set on sale $54-60 has most sockets you'll need, but has only 1/4" and 3/8" ratchets, not the 1/2"-drive ratchet. IMO this is the better deal and you can get a HFT 1/2" ratchet later if needed:
      1/2" HFT ratchet, $12 on sale:
      1/2" set of extension bars:"+extension

      Or build them separately starting out with a 3/8" set and then a 1/2" set with a short extension bar and a 14" breaker bar, but these are only metric:

      For tire rotation a 18" long (or 25" long for more leverage but clumsy) 1/2"-drive breaker bar:

      I would also pick up a set of torque wrenches when the sale prices are like $12-19 each or so.

      Plus other basic hand tools like screwdrivers, pliers, etc.
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      Discussion Starter · #6 ·
      Thanks for the inputs. I am going with the full assembly to avoid having to deal with spring compressors. Good idea on "renting" the tools. If I were to buy them, this is what I believe I would need. Anything else?

      Floor jack - $95
      Jack stands - $22
      Breaker bar - $13
      Torque wrench - $20
      Socket extension set - $10
      Steel wire brush - $1

      Total = $161.

      I already have a ratcheting socket set with various metric sizes.
    1. · イリジウム
      15,527 Posts
      Then go with Akebono ASP I mentioned. You can verify the application on Akebono's web catalog. The ASP is the stronger pad. While I haven't used the Raybestos EHT, GreasyMechanic recommends it. A couple of reviews suggested it's fairly low dusting as well. The semi-met component should allow it to handle heat better, but I've always stuck with Akebono. Akebono and Advics make OEM pads. IMO Akebono is the better one.

      Parts store torque wrenches sometimes are beat up and don't click properly. Or just sign up on Harbor Freight's email coupons list. They often have $9.99 torque wrench sale. They have different batches at times, but the made in Taiwan ones are decent and reliable vs the made in China ones which I don't touch. I use the HFT 1/2"-drive torque wrench for the lugs, no problems. I'd keep the wheel off the ground, and block the movement either with a helper on the brakes or a tire chock so there isn't any lateral force placed on the wheel as in torquing on the ground.

      Read also my experience with HFT torque wrenches. (Again, I wouldn't toque on the ground as in the YT video I showed in this link). You can consider HFT's Icon torque wrench or other brands of course.

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