The Test of Tools: Auto Edition

By Eric Soule and Jul DeGeus

Automotive students- It’s time to test your knowledge! Identify the names of the following tools and click the picture to see if you got them right:

 

Belt Tension Gauge or Tire Inflator Gauge?

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It’s a “belt tension gauge” and it measures the amount of tension put on belts.

Boot Pliers or Spark Plug Pliers

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Those are “boot pliers” and they are used to removes spark plug wire boots.

Dial Indicator or Cylinder Compression Tester

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The “dial indicator” is a precision measuring tool for processes such as brake alignment.

Drum Micrometer or Digital Drum Caliper

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A “drum micrometer” is used to measure the inside diameter of a break drum.

Video Scope or Gas Leak Detector

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The “gas leak detector” monitors if there is a gas leak, such as R134A refrigerant.

Radiator Pressure Tester or Harmonic Balancer Puller

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“Harmonic balancer pullers” are used to remove the engine’s vibration reducer or the harmonic balancer.

Metric Crows Foot Tool or Hydraulic Flaring Tool

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It is a “hydraulic flaring tool” set that fabricates flaring, double flare, and bubble for fuel and brake lines.

Infrared Thermometer or Heat Gun

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This “infrared thermometer” is used to measure thermal radiation from a distance.

Circlip Wrench or Oil Filter Wrench

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It’s an “oil filter wrench” that can remove various size of oil filters.

Serpentine Belt Tool or Rethreading Tool

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A “serpentine belt tool” is used to push or pull the tensioner pulley to release tension on serpentine belts.

Swivel Type Sockets or Cylinder Piston Ring Set

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“Swivel type sockets” have a head that swivels to reach just the perfect angle.

Universal Brake Caliper Tool or Bearing Adapter Kit

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It’s a “universal brake caliper tool,” which depresses screw type calipers.

Rotary Tool or Valve Core Remover

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A “valve core remover” extracts valve cores in R134A systems without loss of refrigerant.

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