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There ought to be an official thread on special tools for the Fiero by Kitskaboodle
Started on: 11-07-2021 11:05 PM
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Over the years of Fiero ownership, I’m sure many here have come up with “special tools” to do a particular job/function on their Fiero. Their really should be an official “go to” thread where the Fiero community could find out what others have come up with (special tool wise) to perform a certain task.

My contribution is this: For driving in new control arm bushings and drive axle seals I went to Home Depot and bought a bunch of PVC piping joints/couplers in various sizes. They worked great and could be ground down to fit a particular bushing diameter.

You have any tools that are specially made for a Fiero?
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Other than a tool I made to open the front compartment from the outside (when the cable is the inoperative), regular mechanic tools have never let me down.
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I bought Rodney's steering rack wrench.
http://rodneydickman.com/pr....php?products_id=200

...as well as his clutch arm bushing tool
http://rodneydickman.com/pr...o.php?products_id=64

I made my own ball joint separator, but used a bolt at each end
http://rodneydickman.com/pr....php?products_id=176

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Axle nut socket was the only one I remember buying for the Fiero, everything else I already had.

10mm sockets to spare would be good to have.
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Don't forget the special dew wipe screwdriver...
Door spring compressor?

Other than that most other tools are standard outside of the large sizes for things like the axle nuts .
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Report this Post11-08-2021 10:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I forget what it's called at the moment , but I've got that specialized tool (it's a two-piece) that's only used on the '88 Fieros for aligning the front end. Somebody will know what I'm talking about. I'd take a picture of it, but I lent it out and haven't got it back.

[EDIT] Alright, just so you guys know I wasn't imagining things , here's a post by fieroguru explaining what I was talking about.

 
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I stared doing home alignments after several poor ones from professional shops. All my cars are 88's and the shops couldn't do either end very well. There is a special tool set for the front alignments that make setting the camber/caster a breeze. Almost no shops have these tools. The other area where they mess up on the front is the requirement to jounce the front suspension every time you lower the car back down after making an adjustment. Without it, the car rides too high and the toe is set at the higher ride height. Then when you drive it off the rack and down the road and the toe is not correct at actual ride height. They also tend to not properly tighten the upper a-arm bolts, so within a few miles the bolts slip and messes with Caster, Camber and Toe.

Here is the special tool kit for the 88 front - KENT MOORE J-36419





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Originally posted by skywurz:

Don't forget the special dew wipe screwdriver...
Door spring compressor?

Other than that most other tools are standard outside of the large sizes for things like the axle nuts .


Amen! I got one from Rodney and it was a lifesaver.
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