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Old 02-04-2012, 12:53 AM   #16
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The Astro is not drivable, but I have a second vehicle. The Astro is what I need a tool for. I don't ever rent any tools, buy only. However changing a shaft seal in the parking lot is not possible. Also there is city ordnance, no working on cars in the parking lot. Now minor repairs, they will let ya slide. If I had to pay to have the Astro repaired it would have to go. I have good set of tools, as good as most repair centers. Just don’t have everything, as the vehicles change.
I wasn't saying to work on it there other than to see if you are getting the right Allen wrench.
Then go home, fix it and return the wrench for your deposit back.
Why buy a tool you'll never need again?
But hey...your money your way.

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Old 02-04-2012, 02:04 AM   #17
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DrHicks, good idea to rent tools, I did not know that. I need a brake bleeder so I can replace my brake fluid.
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DrHicks, good idea to rent tools, I did not know that. I need a brake bleeder so I can replace my brake fluid.
Not sure why you need to change brake fluid, but you donít need anything other then a 2í length of small rubber house that will fit snug on too the bleeder screw. Take a plastic spring cloth pin. Zip tie the cloth pin to the rubber hose, so that when you clip the hose on pint jar, the hose is about half inch from the bottom of the jar. Pour clean brake fluid in the bottom of the jar, so the hose is sitting in the fluid. Put the other end of the hose onto the bleeder screw. Place a dab of grease around the hose and bleeder. Open the bleeder screw and gravity will take care of the rest. Make sure you keep topping the master cylinder off. For bleeding brake start at the wheel furthest from the master cylinder.

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