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What wrench sizes should I carry in my Ranger?

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Old 05-30-2019
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What wrench sizes should I carry in my Ranger?

I have a full 90pc ratchet set in the truck but I'm making a small box-end wrench set to go with it... what sizes do I need for basic roadside repairs on the Ranger? (96 3.0)

I have... 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, and 19 in the set now.
 
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What roadside repairs can really be done to these modern trucks? replacing a hose maybe or fixing a flat. What can be done if it won't start or runs erratically, you'll need to check various sensors etc to see which one is giving a bad signal, or has a bad connection. probably a voltmeter would be number one, then whatever size socket or whatever to replace whatever it is, plus a service manual to know what to check.

phone and towing insurance is likely the best bet.

That said, I drive VW Bugs and we used to carry all kinds of crap, and I have done various clutch cables and points and condensor swaps on the side of the road in the past,

but modern cars just don't break down like that. i do carry a box in my 10 ranger but it just makes me feel prepared for any zombie apocalypse... :)
 
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There isn't that much on a modern vehicle that you can't test/repair like you would on your old Bug.
 
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Originally Posted by CalebJ View Post
There isn't that much on a modern vehicle that you can't test/repair like you would on your old Bug.
I mean like swapping a starter, alternator, or pulley, or mending a hose while away from home.
 
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I hear you K_W I think that everything is all metric now so go from there, yours is a lot older than mine so I can't really recommend what sizes. I carry a ratchet screwdriver with 5.5mm (7/32) and 7mm (9/32) for those little dash and trim screws and etc and a box with basic wrench set with some sockets. One good thing is the screws are phillips and not some wierd torx like my chevy of similar age af yours.
 
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Should be able to fix a good 75% of the problems on your truck with this

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Stanley-S...IaAvKtEALw_wcB
 
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