Tool List

Tool List

Required Tools for BYUI Automotive Labs

Students are required to buy their own tools. Listed below are the 'Basic Tools' that are needed by everyone who enrolls in an automotive lab. Other tools are required for each course you take (see below).

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BASIC TOOLS - for all automotive labs

  • Metric socket set, ¼", 3/8", & ½" drive (shallow & deep sockets, extensions & ratchets) (5mm-21mm)
  • 5/8" Spark Plug Socket (included in some socket sets)
  • Metric hex (Allen) socket Set (3mm-10mm)
  • Torx socket set: male T8 - T55
  • Socket adaptor set (Matco #SRA5TB or equiv)
  • Metric Combination Wrench Set 7mm - 19mm
  • 9" needle-nose locking pliers (Vice Grip or equiv)
  • 10" curved-jaw locking pliers (Vice Grip or equiv)
  • Flat Blade Screwdrivers 3/16", ¼", & 3/8"
  • Phillips Screwdrivers #1, #2, & #3
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Adjustable (Channel-Lock-type) pliers
  • Diagonal cutter pliers
  • Flash light (pocket-size preferred)
  • Air blow gun
  • Tire pressure gauge with air chuck
  • Air fittings (Milton 727 or equiv) for blow gun & tire chuck
  • Wire Brush - tooth brush type or larger
  • Gasket scraper
  • Safety glasses (purchase through office)
  • Pry bar set
  • Magnet with telescoping handle
  • Rolling tool cart or box--maximum footprint size: 36"x22" - NO BOXES LARGER THAN THIS
  • 2 pairs of coveralls, (clean, dark color, no holes)

AUTO 131L/231/221: Electrical / AC

  • Basic tools, plus:
  • Digital multimeter (consult instructors before purchasing)
  • 12-volt test light (with a light bulb, not an LED)
  • Wire stripper/crimper pliers
  • T-pins for back-probing (can purchase through office)
  • Trim panel removal tool

AUTO 132L/232: Engine Performance

  • Basic tools, Auto 131/231/221 tools, plus:
  • Spark tester w/ adjustable gap (Thexton #THE404 or equiv)
  • Fuel line disconnect tools (Lisle #37000 or equiv)
  • OBD II scan tool & data logger (OBD Link or OBD Fusion) - consult with instructor for details

AUTO 155L: Chassis Systems

  • Basic tools, plus:
  • Sledge hammer (3-4 lbs)
  • Flare (tubing) wrenches: 10mm, 13mm
  • Magnetic tool/parts tray
  • Brake tool set (Harbor Freight #188 or equiv)
  • Punch & chisel set (4 piece or more)
  • Vacuum hand pump w/gauge (Mightyvac MV8000 or equiv)
  • 36" pry bar

AUTO 201: Drivetrains

  • Basic tools, Auto 155 tools, plus:
  • Snap Ring Pliers (Snap-On #SR3P or equiv.)
  • Seal puller (KD tools #3245 or equiv)
  • Impact wobble sockets for 3/8" drive (metric)
  • Feeler gauge set - down to .0015"

AUTO 340/350: Engine Repair / Powertrain

  • Basic tools, Auto 155,201,131/132/221 tools, plus:
  • Torque wrench 0-150 ft. lbs.

AUTO 365: Auto Trans

  • Basic tools, Auto 155, 131/132/221 tools, plus:
  • Snap ring pliers: (Matco #TP17 or equiv)
  • Snap Ring pliers: (Matco #TP16A or equiv)
  • Pick Set: 4 piece: (Matco #HP50 or HP5G or equiv)

Optional Tools (Suggestions)

  • 1/2" drive air impact wrench
  • 3/8" drive impact wrench
  • Air ratchet 3/8" drive
  • Air ratchet ¼" drive
  • Air fitting - Milton 727 or equivalent (for all air tools)
  • 1/2" drive impact socket set, (metric)
  • 3/8" drive impact socket set (metric)
  • Compression gauge set
  • Cylinder leakage tester
  • Low amp probe: (PDI CA60 or equiv)
  • High amp probe (PDI CA600 or equiv)
  • Soldering gun: Weller 8200 or equiv.
  • Heat gun
  • Memory saver-with OBD II connector
  • Torque wrench (inch-pounds)
  • Multi-meter leads with interchangeable ends: (Fluke TLK282 or equiv)
  • High amp probe (60-600 amps)
  • Fender cover
  • Seat cover
  • Hack saw
  • Scan tool
  • Lab scope (Pico scope or equiv)