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AutoCraft Brake Spring Tool

Part No. AC589 Warranty Details  
This Autocraft product has been carefully engineered and manufactured to provide dependable operation. Made from tempered carbon steel for strength and durability.

Product Features:
  • Ideal for removing and replacing brake retaining springs with diameters from 5/8" to 11/16".
  • Contoured handle for a secure grip
  • Lifetime warranty
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Compressor Color/Finish:Black Oxide
Compressor Material:Carbon Steel
Handle Color/Finish:PP
Handle Material:PP
Handle Type:PP Handle
Length:6.7 in
Package Quantity:1

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AutocraftBrake Spring Tool
 
4.1

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Can withstand use (3)
  • Compact (3)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home garage (6)
  • Automotive repair shop (3)
  • Upkeep (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (5)

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I won't buy one ever again

By 

from palm bay, fl

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Pros

  • No Pros

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Won't Turn The Spring

Best Uses

  • Would Be Nice To Use

Comments about Autocraft Brake Spring Tool:

I've had a couple of these in my 67 yrs of life but lost or missed placed, so I bought this one it is made good but they did't put anything in it to grip the retainer; if they had I'm sure it would work great, so I will take back and see if this one is defective if so I'll get another one or my moneyback

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Makes the difficult easy.

By 

from Falls Church. VA

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Level 1

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Garage
    • Upkeep

    Comments about Autocraft Brake Spring Tool:

    This device is designed for exactly one thing; removing and installing the retainer springs on drum brake shoes. It is way easier than using pliers or other non-purpose-built tools. Mine had a lightly serrated internal cone, but other units in the store had deeper serrations. In retrospect, I would have gotten the more deeply serrated version so as to grip the spring retainer better. The open top allows you to see the position of the retaining rod end and is nice to have when you are reassembling the unit with new springs. The retaining rod end needs to be set at 90 degrees to the keeper slot in order to be properly seated, hence the desireabliity of the open end on the top of the business end of the tool.

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    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worked Great

    By 

    from Edinboro, PA

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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    Level 3

    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Automotive Repair Shop
      • Home Garage
      • Roadside Repairs
      • Upkeep

      Comments about Autocraft Brake Spring Tool:

      Great little tool. Not so sure that it's a necessity but it works and I enjoy buying tools.

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      (14 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very good tool

      By 

      from Decatur,GA

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Can Withstand Use
      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Automotive Repair Shop
        • Home Garage

        Comments about Autocraft Brake Spring Tool:

        These make getting the springs off very easy.

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        (11 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        MUST BUY

        By 

        from Ohio

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        Level 2

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Garage
          • Upkeep

          Comments about Autocraft Brake Spring Tool:

          If you are doing any work on Drum brakes this is a must. This tool cut my work time in half and a good employee should recommend this to anyone doing a brake job. My father was surprised at how easy I was able to do the springs and said that he would pay more than $5 just to rent, thats how nice this tool is. I'm glad I bought it.

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          (10 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice for price

          By 

          from Bainbridge, GA

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          Level 4

          Comments about Autocraft Brake Spring Tool:

          Tool is easy to use and makes working with springs well worth the price.

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          (74 of 127 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works as it should

          By 

          from Syracuse NY

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          Level 2

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Automotive Repair Shop
            • Home Garage

            Comments about Autocraft Brake Spring Tool:

            It's a simple tool that holds the spring just as it should.

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            (68 of 126 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Just what I needed

            By 

            from Houston, Tx

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            Level 2

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Garage

              Comments about Autocraft Brake Spring Tool:

              simple tool, good for what it does.

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              • Q:

                Will this tool work on my chevy 1994 g20 rear brakes. Thanks
                Asked on 9/11/2011 by Anonymous

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  This tool is used for removing and replacing brake retaining springs with diameters from 5/8" to 11/16".

                  Answered on 9/11/2011 by Dennis from AAP
              • Q:

                Is this the correct tool to install brake pads on a 2000 Honda Accord EX v6 3.0 liter?
                Asked on 6/22/2011 by Tony from Pembroke Pines, FL

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This tool is used for removing and replacing brake retaining springs with diameters from 5/8" to 11/16".

                  Answered on 6/29/2011 by Vincent from AAP
              • Q:

                Is this used for the spring kit on a 1999 Buick LeSabre rear drum.
                Asked on 12/5/2010 by D W from Lansing, MI

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  If I am not mistaken, you should be able to use this on your vehicle.

                  Answered on 12/6/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
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