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48 thoughts on “Tool time: the otc 6295 front end service set”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Samuel Deter says:

    I've got an 05 cummins dually. Would this kit be too small for most applications?

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fuchs Yoo says:

    But her a belt!

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars scott McIntosh says:

    Have you tried the power probe break out box ?
    Heard it is very accurate .Scott from N.H

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brent Owen says:

    Oh, and tool tip for the tie rod tool…when you're done screw it back into the jaws, if you loose the tip, they're useless. And I've had the tip blow out like my shorts when old rusty finally popped and tie rod job turns into clean up the shop job.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brent Owen says:

    That same ball joint tool works great for pressing back the copper sleeve on alternators that helps make them extremely difficult to reinstall unless it's hammered back or pressed back with that ball joint tool!

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Maximo Renteria says:

    A similar tool can be found in harbor freight for under $10. Great tool.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George Shadrick says:

    For gorilla a little douche and a reach-around Bob's your uncle

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bignut4567 says:

    Separator?

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Mason says:

    I've actually had that exact same kit for many years…..for front end work, it's generally 1 of the 1st things I grab except for my 2 pronged tie rod remover you showed has seen some better days….lol….

    You're always informative and VERY inspirational!

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charlie Magoo says:

    On the wiper arm remover i have added yellow tape with tails to the pivot ball because when that thing goes boom that piece can be the hardest to find. Tails keep it from rolling.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick H says:

    I use the same style of tool, works every time. I do leave the nut on the end of the stud to protect the threads.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Oscarson says:

    Never done a dodge product where the ball joints were still good. I torch em. Although I must admit I only work on trucks.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Timo Wallin says:

    If you are trying to safe that ball joint, then dont pull or push down from the control arm. As it can spreds the ball joint ball hole. That tool is must have on aluminium, but if its harder metal then you can use hammer to make it loss. But dont pull or push down the arm before that ball joint is lose, if you are trying to safe it….

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sm Ms says:

    WELP THATS A SWEEET TOOL ๐Ÿšน ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘. GOT REMEMBER WACKING ON ALIMINUM IS NO NO

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard M says:

    It's nice to have right tools for the job.๐Ÿ‘

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rob C says:

    Mr. O how about a tool box tour of what is in your tool box and what you use and what you rarely/never use?

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donnie Robertson says:

    Great job

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kelly Hayward says:

    Get Mrs. O a Goodyear gator back belt.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars #Allthegearbutnoidea MAN/Western Star Truck & Bus says:

    Hello Eric O Can we see tools that you recommend, and that are worth the money, and tools that are not worth the money! And what your thoughts are on tool boxes? Cheers niall keep up the good work ๐Ÿ‘

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Perez says:

    The red โ€œ hockey stick โ€œ where did you get it and do a video on it PLEASE !!!! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Hetzer says:

    Shake'n Brake…baby. Saw it on SMA. Went out and ordered it. Tried it. Love it. Ordered another one for my son!

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Smitty Smithsonite says:

    This one either didn't show up in my email, or it got deleted by accident. Guess I need to check your channel directly every couple of days!

    I have that same kit! The labels and instructions look different, but all that's included looks identical. I bought mine about 7 or 8 years ago … maybe longer.ย 

    All the tools in that kit work great! I used it for years on everything, before I realized alot of things can be removed with a 4 lb. sledge whack to the side. There's been times where I thought I'd break that one you were using there – I was hammering on it full bore with the 1/2" impact. Was having a bad day that day (what else is new? ๐Ÿ˜‚) and was in "IDGAF mode" . Well thankfully the ball joint let go before the tool did!ย 

    The pitman arm puller and tie-rod end tool also work fantastic. Priced pretty reasonably for that kit, too. I highly recommend this! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Anthony Young says:

    You can use stop on a fan belt

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars AKJeeper says:

    I've had the same kit for years. I did what you were thinking – took a grinder to make the notch just ever so slightly bigger. Works great!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Plow Guys says:

    I can't imagine how many different tools you own. How can you possibly keep track of them all? Have you ever missed placed a tool and had to buy another, then later on come across that tool. Now you have two

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars roadkill5333 says:

    I have a question!! Do the same ten people watch every video, hen put a thumbs down on it, just for spite??

    Do you know where those thumbs downs come from?? You want me and your uncle Guido to go pay our respects for you?? Ask them about the family dog?? Comment on how nice the school where their kids are educated, is?? WINK WINK

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Michaels says:

    Loctite dirty sanchez for the win.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nick'll Do IT says:

    i use the same tool, not to disturb the neighbors with the whaling of the hammer.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Baxrok2 says:

    I have one of those. OTC rocks. Thanks Dr. O!

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob Moore says:

    The best solution I found online was to "hit it like it owes you money". Another quality tip from a Honda forum ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RJ_Make says:

    I got real excited about your offer to go into detail on some of tools you use… Then you go and exclude scan tools (the little print taketh away what the big print giveth)…. I would love a deep dive on the best DIY scan tool under 1,500… ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Christopher Barone says:

    Wiper arm removal tools good tips

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Lenz says:

    Would actually like to know which scan tools that you use. I've noticed the Snap-On, two Autels, and the OTC. Which one is your "go to"?

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dirtyharry70585 says:

    Eric ever try Remoil? Or this stuff: i-chem heavy duty silicone spray made by amrep…great for door seals too.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hector Rocha says:

    Tool Times Tuesday ๐Ÿ˜€

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeremy Proctor says:

    i got the same set off the mac truck lifetime warranty i don't know if OTC lifetimes this set or not. be careful with that pitman arm puller mine the first time out she became 2 part numbers got a new one scared to use it.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Niamh Healy says:

    Oh I like that! Only problem is I'd be tempted to take on those jobs and I'd cause a lot of destruction ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stephen Lutz says:

    I have the Harbor Freight version of this tool. Worked great on the original upper and lower ball joints on my 2000 Navigator. Worked on my old 95 Villager too. The tool demo videos help me a lot! Thanks.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Darren Lloyd says:

    Love your channel. My request for tool information would be the scope. More detail on triggers and how to know a known good wave pattern.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Lescom says:

    Can be found on amazon!

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars paul Zhang says:

    I am curious of the problem within the caravan's transmission.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan.vaku says:

    Be careful using this tool on a Hondoo with 2 holes for the cotter pin. You will easily crush the stud. Definitely need to thread a nut on those first to have any chance.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheKillerMarine says:

    I use the castle nut and a sledge ๐Ÿ˜‚

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Badgertronix says:

    I have the Draper version of the balljoint tool. Works great