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I will likely NEVER use most of this. For $50 I now have it and used "one" tool in it to make my life easier for that moment in time. All other tools on deck for future implementation.
The one long snaky tool was just what I needed to remove the nasty "spring" hose clamp, a.k.a. "band" or "constant tension" hose clamp coming off the vacuum line on the rear of the intake manifold of a 2002 Chevy Tahoe. NOT easy to get to, and because of the "type" of clamp, it was a bear without this tool.
*** NOTE: Cheap Chineasium. Case is cheap and found parts rolling around inside when I got it that I have NO idea which tool they belong to. Yuh think it would be obvious. Meh,, prolly jus extra..
I gave this product a 5 star review because the product worked great. I had issue with shipping which caused me lots of issues because my car was out of action. The multiple lock stops are awesome feature. I have only used two of the clam pliers but both have worked flawlessly. I am not a mechanic so I do not use these tools daily so I believe they will hold up just fine.
I follow other reviews about how helpful these tools were to making the job easier and they were right. I had everything I needed in this case to help me remove and replace hoses to change a water pump. I mostly used the five bottom pliers for releasing and holding clamps open. I used all the pliers, on the bottom, except for the separator pliers that are the fourth from the left. The different angles pliers help to get into tight places. I did not use the pliers with the cable and the pick for breaking hoses loose. The pick poked a hole in the hose I was trying to break loose. I had to cut the hose back where the pick pocked the hole. Very helpful set that helps save time.
I had no trouble with this tool set. I nice set for my collection; you handymen and women know what I'm talking about. My daughters Chrysler Sebring broke down, (needed this set years ago though.) Anyway, I always used a pair of pliers "Cobras®" when I unhooked hoses from a car. But some times it would take an hour for some of them b/c of where they were located. Now it only takes me a few minutes, so glad I looked for these! They came at the right time, too!!
These thing work great for all the super frustrating hoes clamps that are on most cars, the damn things that always RIP the hose, and now you have to get a new one. None of that is a problem any more now that I have these, life saver.
I got these to replace the seals on a 40 valve Audi V8 engine. They worked exactly as expected and made the job much less dreadful. One cylinder was very tight on space so I recommend putting the end in a vise and bending them at an angle if the handles are too long to fit into a tight space, do this after you have done all of your easily accessible seals.
Why did Ford not use this to start off with! Oh wait, it saved them $5 per truck, so we get stuck with the cost (and time and inconvience) when these end up breaking. I used these on an '04 F150. Passenger door quit working, so knew the drivers side would not be far behind, so ordered the pack for both sides. Sure enough, drivers side broke while waiting for these to come.
Many how to's online, so I will not go into that. Only thing to add is make sure you have a very good T25 socket. A 30-45 minute job turned into a 2 hour ordeal when I stripped out one bolt using a cheap T25 socket (used a dremel to make a large grove in it for a screw driver). These fit the cables nicely and are a perfect fit. The "cam" piece was used in the upper part of the upper latch assembly on mine. The others are easy to get to.
I expect these to last the rest of life of the truck. If I ever buy another vehicle that has the junk plastic pieces, I will do a pre-emptive replacement with these.
Note: on the F150 (should be the same for all, but not positive), you need 4 pieces for each door, so be aware what is being sold. This is sometimes listed as 4 pieces (1 door) and other times 8 pieces (2 doors).
I had bought another set and they were much poorer quality than these.