common wrench sizes used on 95 Toyota Tercel

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Old 04-13-08, 08:02 PM
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common wrench sizes used on 95 Toyota Tercel

What are the common wrench sizes used on a 95 Toyota Tercel? I know it's metric. I wanted to purchase good quality ones, but the funds are limited. So I was thinking to purchase the five most common sizes. This because all my box wrenches are SAE.
 
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Old 04-14-08, 04:26 AM
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on asian cars 10, 12, 14, 17 and 19 are the more common sizes...but on many domestic (and I use that term loosely) you will find many 10, 13, 15, 18. if you work on a wide variety of vehicles, you're going to need them all...
 
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Old 04-14-08, 04:40 AM
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And very often a set is less than the individual wrenches purchased separately. Craftsman is my tool of choice and you can probably find a set that runs 10-19mm.

Here's a decent set with even more wrenches:

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...sName=Wrenches

Looks like it's on sale this week.
 
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Old 04-14-08, 05:33 AM
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I agree with a set , personally I have no use for"crapsman" or the parent company sears .

I recently bought a nice set at ace hardware on sale for 5.00 marked down from 30.00,quality seems just fine .

check harbor freight if you have one in your area .

home depot and lowes also sell them
 
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Old 04-14-08, 07:45 AM
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Cool metric tools!

don't know what mango man has against craftsman tools, i have some that have withstood the test of time. proto, snap-on, williams are all good tools.(i worked on train engines for 20 years). one thing i have found is that no matter what brand you buy, you will not get an 18MM with it. sockets or wrenches. always goes from 17 to 19. WHY IS THAT? i'm like TOOL TIME TIM. you can't have TOO MANY TOOLS!
 
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here's a good one for you
how about killing both domestics and imports with one set of tools? or SAE and metrics?

go to searse and buy "grptite" set of sockets.
1. the way it's made, it fits both SAE and metric ones
2. covers complete range of sizes you'll need to work on any small car, unless you get into major suspension components
3. you will never strip a bolt or nut. you will never have trouble losening any bolt or nut, as it does grip tite and boy does it losen well! you'll still need socket wrench though. also, do yourself a favor - buy maybe 2 feet length of 3/4 inch pipe. called cheatpipe. comes very handy on stubborn bolts. slide socket wrench handle inside and yank it!!
 
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Old 04-14-08, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by mikeTN View Post
one thing i have found is that no matter what brand you buy, you will not get an 18MM with it. sockets or wrenches. always goes from 17 to 19. WHY IS THAT? i'm like TOOL TIME TIM. you can't have TOO MANY TOOLS!
indeed! and there's always that infamous 18mm bolt or nut on any car i ever worked on.
actually, i do have a set of dynacraft sockets, starts at 17 and goes all the way up to like 28. does have 18mil in it. 3/4 inch drive.
 
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don't know what mango man has against craftsman tools, i have some that have withstood the test of time. proto, snap-on, williams are all good tools.(i worked on train engines for 20 years). one thing i have found is that no matter what brand you buy, you will not get an 18MM with it. sockets or wrenches. always goes from 17 to 19. WHY IS THAT? i'm like TOOL TIME TIM. you can't have TOO MANY TOOLS!

there is not very many place that can use the 18 MM socket the last time i used the 18 MM was the flex plate on large diesel engine [ Fairbanks Morse OP engine ] just 3 months ago.

however just little off topic if you are famiur with the GE/ ALCO " toaster " engines ?? i just have one not too long ago spit the turbocharger right out of the exhaust.

Merci,Marc
 
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my 2 cents

my 2 cents on tools and I have plenty stay away from bargin stuff like harbor freight all made in China. Crafsman is pretty good I have some in my collection. Since you are on a budget Mac and snap-on are out of the question. I would settle for nothing less then crafsman.
I also would get a set vs single price is cheaper that way.
 
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Craftsman are decent tools, and you can't beat the lifetime warranty (for homeowners only).

I will not buy those cheapo wrench sets you get for $5, they are worthless. I stick with Snap-On, Matco or Craftsman.
 
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Biggest problem with Matco, Snap-On, et al is the co$t and the fact that if you break one on a Saturday afternoon (or Sunday) you can't trot down to the local store for a replacement.
 
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I probably have more craftsman than other brands but I also have some harbor freight - if you buy their best, they are a good value. Another option for cheaper price is northern tool and hydraulics.


I agree that craftsman's warranty is the best for the average diyer.
 
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ok..i just gotta add my .02 worth here...

gonna make a living with hand tools? then buy pro quality stuff made in USA. yeah...snap on and the other big name tool companies are expensive but when you use them day after day, they still pay for themselves pretty quickly.

japanese steel isn't too bad, you just don't see much made in japan hand tools anymore.

chinese, taiwanese, korean tools...are just plain junk and should only be considered for an emergency or one time use. the material is inferior. craftsman are a good compromise and i own quite a few...but i'll grab a snap on or a mac wrench before anything else...they're just plain better. *climbs off soapbox*
 
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Amen carguy Amen.
remember Murphy was an optimist
 
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Old 04-15-08, 10:52 PM
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Thanks carguy for the size information. Thanks to everyone for their opinion on the tool manufacturers. My $.02 - I've been able to exchange a busted craftsman 1/4" socket wrench with no hassle. The taiwan sockets I've seen the finish flake off. I was familiar with a few of the other manufacturers; I'll have to check the prices. My personal preference is "made in the usa". A set is definitely cheaper. I learned that putting together the SAE set. That craftsman set looks pretty good at $5 a wrench.

@mikeTN: Is your 1/2" socket set only 6 point? I found this chart which may explain the 18 mm mystery
http://www.sizes.com/tools/socket_wrenches_metric.htm
 
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Old 04-17-08, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by french277V View Post
there is not very many place that can use the 18 MM socket the last time i used the 18 MM was the flex plate on large diesel engine [ Fairbanks Morse OP engine ] just 3 months ago.

however just little off topic if you are famiur with the GE/ ALCO " toaster " engines ?? i just have one not too long ago spit the turbocharger right out of the exhaust.

Merci,Marc
if i had never needed or used one i wouldn't have bought one of each. may not need it but once, but once is enough.
 
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ok..i just gotta add my .02 worth here...

gonna make a living with hand tools? then buy pro quality stuff made in USA. yeah...snap on and the other big name tool companies are expensive but when you use them day after day, they still pay for themselves pretty quickly.

japanese steel isn't too bad, you just don't see much made in japan hand tools anymore.

chinese, taiwanese, korean tools...are just plain junk and should only be considered for an emergency or one time use. the material is inferior. craftsman are a good compromise and i own quite a few...but i'll grab a snap on or a mac wrench before anything else...they're just plain better. *climbs off soapbox*
couldn't agree more! however, the KEY WORDS here are 'MAKE A LIVING'.! most "average joe" types use tools maybe 4/5 times a year. can't justify price!!
 
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Second that. Rumor has it that carguy might make his living with hand tools, so he's probably on a first name basis with the local Snap-On guy.
 
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let's just say i've seen quite a few snap on guys come and go...not to mention, mac guys, matco guys, even saw a proto guy once.

i don't turn as many wrenches as I once did...but i wouldn't buy a cheap wrench for love nor money...my knuckles are too important!
 
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