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Resources

Welcome to my resources page! This page links to handy quick reference lists, maintenance checklists, and the most common items I purchase online. Hope you find it helpful!

Quick Reference Guides

15 Steps to Jump Start a Car (pdf)

Checklists

Vehicle Maintenance Checklist (pdf)

Tools and Supplies

I buy quite a bit of maintenance equipment and supplies off of Amazon

. Nothing like ordering a tool or part on your lunch break, and having it delivered to your front door a couple days later while you are at work.

The following links are tools that I’ve either purchased or would like to purchase, and lists of supplies I use on these vehicles. This is a good reference list to come back to: my “Repository of Links” to my commonly purchased supplies. I’ll keep adding to this page as I come across additional helpful links.

Okay, here is the list!


Windshield Wiper Blades Selection Tool

Windshield Wiper Blades – Selection Tool on Amazon


Oil Filter Selection Tool

Amazon Oil Filter Selection Tool


Engine Air Filter Selection Tool

Amazon Engine Air Filter Selection Tool


Cabin Air Filter Selection Tool

Amazon Cabin Air Filter Selection Tool


Ingersoll Rand 231C Super-Duty Air Impact Wrench, 1/2 Inch


Metric Socket Set ½” drive


SAE Socket Set ½” drive


Bearing Pusher-Puller Tool


Slide Hammer Hub Puller Set


Axle Nut 30mm


Axle Nut Socket 30mm


WD-40


Toyota Brake Pads


Toyota Brake Rotors – Raybestos 96934R Professional Grade Disc Brake Rotor


Toyota Brake Caliper Bracket


Toyota Caliper Pins


Toyota Caliper Pin Boots


Wire Brush


Genuine Honda Fluid 08206-9002 Power Steering Fluid – 12 oz.


Toyota Genuine Fluid 00718ATF00 Dexron III Transmission Fluid – 1 Quart


Honda Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) DW-1


Permatex 80078 Anti-Seize Lubricant with Brush Top Bottle, 8 oz.


Torque Wrench – 1/2 inch Drive – TEKTON 24335 (10-150 ft.-lb./13.6-203.5 Nm)


Brake Cleaner

CRC Brakleen Brake Parts Cleaner


Sway Bars

Sway Bars (Set of 2)


Struts

Pair of Strut Assemblies (Left and Right)


Denso o2 Sensor from Amazon for Toyota Corolla


Jack Stands

Jack-Stands – Torin Big Red Steel Jack Stands: 2 Ton Capacity, 1 Pair


Brake Shoes (Rear) Toyota

Rear Brake Shoe Set with Hardware Part# 14801B


Brake Drums (Corolla)

Rear Floating Brake Drum Part# BD80092


Hardware Kit for Drum Brakes (Corolla)

Hardware Kit – Drum Brake – Raybestos Part# H17378


Rear Bearing Hub Assembly Attachment Bolts

Pack of 4 Hub Attachment Bolts


Rear Bearing Hub Assembly (Corolla)


UV Dye for AC Leak Detection

UV Dye


UV Flashlight and Glasses

UV Flashlight and Glasses


Ratcheting Wrench Set (20 Piece)


10 mm wrench (I like this set of ratcheting wrenches, but any 10 mm wrench will do)


Manifold Gauge Set

manifold pressure gauge set


Vacuum Pump for Vacuuming our your AC System

Vacuum Pump


R134A

R134A


Leatherman

See at Amazon – Leatherman – Wingman MultiTool


Air Compressor


Ear Mufflers


Socket Set General 3/8” drive

Buy on Amazon – Socket Set


Socket Set – Metric

Stanley 1/2″ Drive Metric Socket Set


SAE Socket Set

Stanley 1/2″ Drive SAE Socket Set


Socket Wrench

Stanley 1/2″ Socket Wrench


Tool Bag

Buy on Amazon – Stanley Tool Bag – 12″


Ratcheting Wrench Set


Socket Set

Socket Set


Set of Screwdrivers

Buy on Amazon – Set of Screwdrivers


Hydraulic Floor Jack

Buy on Amazon – Hydraulic Floor Jack


Front Wheel Bearing – Corolla – Timken 510070 Wheel Bearing


Bearing Retention Clip

Bearing Retaining Clip


Motor Oil 5W-30

Motor Oil 5 qts (5W-30)


Oil Filter Toyota Corolla 4967


Oil Filter Honda Accord 7317


Oil Funnel


Oil Filter Removal Tool

Oil Filter removal tool


ATF Crush Washer – Honda Accord


Long ATF type Funnel


Drain Pan


Engine Air filter Corolla


Engine Air Filter for 2003-2008 Toyota Corolla


Engine Air Filter Honda Accord


Rain-X 24” Wiper Blade


Rain-X 18” Wiper Blade


Cabin Air Filter Toyota Corolla
Cabin Air Filter Part# CF006P or Toyota Premium Cabin Air Filter (CF10133)


Jumper Cables

Jumper Cables <– Best Selling Jumper Cables on Amazon


Portable Car Jump Starter Battery Pack


Maintenance Articles on 2003-2008 Toyota Corolla
For more information on 9th generation 2003-2008 Toyota Corolla maintenance, check out these articles:

Maintenance Articles on 2003-2008 Toyota Corollas


Maintenance Articles on 2002-2007 Honda Accord
For more information on 7th generation (2002-2007) Honda Accord maintenance, check out these articles:
Maintenance Articles on 2002-2007 Honda Accords