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Impact sockets with a Torque wrench reduce accuracy?

So I have read that impact sockets are generally made of Chrome Molybdenum and are supposed to be a little softer so they can absorb the impact of an impact gun, whilst Chrome sockets are harder and ...
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What socket fits the Catalytic-converter-to-Exhaust-manifold stud?

I'm trying to replace the exhaust manifold on my 2010 Chevrolet Equinox (2.4L 4-cylinder), and there are studs which connect the catalytic converter to the exhaust manifold. I cannot, for the life of ...
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What is the disadvantage of using impact sockets on a hand wrench?

The Instructions that came with my gp CrMo sockets say: Only use impact sockets with power driven or impact tools. Do not use impact sockets with hand tools such as ratchets, breaker bars, leverage ...
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Digital torque adapters minimum setting

I'm considering purchasing a digital torque adapter, so I can measure torque with my current ratchet wrenches. I find it curious that almost all the adapters have a minimum setting of around the 20 ft/...
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Removing stuck bolts- manual ratchet vs. pneumatic impact ratchet

Which is easier on a stuck bolt, impact wrench or manual ratchet? Or are they about the same? I had four tiny corner welds on a nut fail removing the below bolt, irritating but not really a problem, ...
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Different type of E-torx Sockets

Are there different types of E-Torx socket. Today I had to take out a bolt on the engine mount which was a bolt compatible with an E-18. I have both E-18 spanner and E-18 1/2 drive socket. However the ...
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Do I need to use a torque wrench for wheel lug nuts and brake caliper bolt?

I want to change my brake calipers so will not to remove wheels and caliper bolt. When reassembling, do I need to use a torque wrench to get to the recommended tightness or can I just use a normal ...
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Does a digital torque adapter requires calibration?

I've been looking to buy a digital torque adapter to use with my wrench, as an alternative to a click torque wrench. I know that click torque wrenches requires calibration after ~1000 clicks or one ...
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What range torque wrench for automotive work?

I have slowly started working on my own vehicles and have decided I need a good torque wrench. Looking online I find many options. But I am unsure what torque range I will need my wrench to cover. I ...
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what is a Shock Absorber's Tightening Torque?

What number should I adjust my Torque Wrench to when I torque a shock absorber? the repair manual says 98.1 ~ 117.7N.m so should I adjust it to 98 or 117? I have to change a leaking shock absorber ...
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Removing bolt by hand without stripping head

Quick question, when trying to remove a stubborn bolt by hand with an hex spanner is it better to apply a constant force, sudden "strikes" or it doesn't matter to avoid stripping it? I ...
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Average human force and torque wrench length

I'm going to buy a torque wrench for some high-torque bolts in my car. I need a torque wrench to torque bolts from 130 nm (95.8 lb-ft) to 160 nm (118 lb-ft). I found some torque wrenches which support ...
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unscrew the over-tightened nuts from a Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 Limited

I posted a question a few days back because my Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 Limited has a flat tire. I've decided to send the car to a car shop for a tire-change after reading the responses. Now the new ...
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How to open a 7/8" bolt/nut?

I am trying to open a 7/8" bolt/nut from a car strut but it didn't work with my midsize(about 12" long) Dewalt breaker barand I was affraid it would break with more pressure. I tried to find ...