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-Most procedures carried out on the AX require only basic tools which are readily available from any hardware sotre / motor factors. More challenging procedures will require more specialist tools, below is a list of tools that may be required to work on various components of the car. 
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-  *General tool kit: 
-This should contain various items such as pliers, wire snips, hammer, screw drivers etc. 
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-  *Large socket set: 
-It is essential to have a wide selection of sockets and extensions, ranging from 10mm to 32mm. Some specialist procedures may even require deep sockets 
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-  *Spanners: 
-A selection of various sized spanners will come in handy, especially both open ended and ring spanners, sizes required range from 5mm to 22mm 
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-  *Oil filter wrench: 
-This will be required to remove the oil filter correctly, there are two types available chain wrenches and ones like the one shown below 
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-  *Spark plug spanner: 
-Some sockets sets come with attachments for the spark plugs but sometimes it is necessary to buy one seperately 
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-  *Valve spring compressor: 
-This is essential for removing the valves safely when overhauling the cylinder head 
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-  *Ball joint seperator: 
-Two varieties of ball joint seperator are avilable and are essential to seperate ball joints without damaging them 
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-  *Coil spring compressors:​ 
-A pair of these is essential when removing the coil spring form the front struts safely and efficiently 
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-  *Torque wrench: 
-This is essential to ensure nuts are not overtightened and will prevent snapping nuts off, a range of 10nm to 250nm is required but this may require the purchase of two seperate wrenches as not all will cover such a large range 
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-  *Torx bits: 
-The use of torx screws or star headed bolts is common in french automobile manufacture and therefore you should have access to good a good quality torx set ranging from T10 to T40 
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-  *Multimeter:​ 
-Whilst working on the electrical system it may be neccesary to test circuits using a multimeter 
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-  *Gloves: 
-Various substances are hazardous, engine oil in particular, as a result gloves should be worn to protect your skin. Heat resitant gloves are also recommended for dealing with hot engine components 
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-  *Overalls: 
-Overalls should be worn to prevent contact between skin and hot or hazardous components 
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