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Bob uk
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A hammer is very handynamic tool. For this job, 2oz straight pane one end tapering down to 1/2 inch. 12" hickory handle.

When checking under trucks for loose bolts if a torque wrench is used then a lot of time and sockets will be needed.

Which if there is say 10 trucks then that's a days work. And a worn out mechanic.

So assuming that the truck has been serviced correctly and a check is needed by a second mechanic to make sure the first hadn't forgotten a bolt.

Hit the bolt with the hammer and it should sound solid with a slight ring. Then the bolt is tight and therefore it.can be assumed that the bolt has been torqued. If it sounds feeble then it is loose.

Wheel nuts,track rod lock nuts, lock stops, and king pin cotter pins are common to be missed by Pressed mechanics working together not sure who's doing what. I can do a truck in 5 mins like this.

Try this put one wheel nut on finger tight and compare to a tight one. Hold hammer at the proper end not the head end index finger on the handle or shaft and look at the bolt and sort of flick the hammer at it using the wrist.

(Message approved by david_gore)

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