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Hello all,

In the video

I see one of the required tool is torque wrench @0:57 and shown @5:01.

It seems that the torque wrench is expensive
What do you people use to do the job?

my car 2000 Ford Taurus

Thank you
 

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You can get a cheap torque wrench for ~$20. You can also 'rent' one from Autozone (actually just a deposit- they give it all back when you return the tool).

That being said, I don't use one actually changing the brakes, just tightening the lugnuts. TIGHT is good.
 

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I would rent the torque wrench or buy one, they are a good investment!

The reason you need to torque the wheels on the Taurus is if you over-tighten them it will cause brake vibrations from the rotor / wheel surface inconsistencies.

Troy.
 

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You can get a torque wrench from harbor Freight for cheap and Sears has the beam style for a decent price. I do not use a torque wrench for doing brakes as well. I would use a 3/8 wrech to tighten so you do not strip out the bolts.
 

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Yes Harbor Freight sells a perfectly decent $20 chinese 150 ftlb 1/2" clicker torque wrench. Just remember to unload it after each use or you'll fatigue the spring.
 

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Yes Harbor Freight sells a perfectly decent $20 chinese 150 ftlb 1/2" clicker torque wrench. Just remember to unload it after each use or you'll fatigue the spring.

A Pro-tip for even an expensive one ;)

Troy. B)
 

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Hello all,


It seems that the torque wrench is expensive
What do you people use to do the job?

my car 2000 Ford Taurus

Thank you
I got myself a 1/2 inch drive torque wrench from Harbor Freight tools for about $15 with a coupon. It's a good value even without the coupon.
 

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Alternative tool for torque wrench: A calibrated arm and hand.
 

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... or as a mechanic friend use to say, tighten to 1/2 turn before it breaks off.
 

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"Torque it until it strips, then back off a quarter turn."
 
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