100 thoughts on “How to use a Torque Wrench PROPERLY

  1. Will I need anything over 150 ft lbs working on Japanese cars?

    I just got 10-150, and 25-250, both 1/2 in drive. After watching the video I'm wondering if I should return the 25-250.

    Looking forward to the calibration video. Thanks.

  2. Am I the only one that noticed he used a torque wrench with adjustable joint look up his video how to replace AC compressor in your car go to time 10 minutes 46 seconds in the vido he used it

  3. This channel is way better than Scott kilmers. Also way more informative than his channel where he just rambles and rarely shows you how to do anything.

  4. Instead of buying a half inch and and 3 eighths torque wrench. Cant I just use a 38ths reducer on the half inch?

  5. Metric fucktard !## american mechanics are the worst in the world ! Famous for screwing things up by using fucking inch specs. mixing inch bolts nuts topls with standard metric Never trust an american mechanic !

  6. Ooops , I always forget to loosen them off . What about my digital torque wrench ? How do I take the tension off that one ? haha , just kidding …

  7. FYI for my experience I never torque my wheel nuts. I did one time and its nearly impossible to get the nuts off with your cars jack set, which most people will have in their car if they need to change the tire in an emergency.

  8. Why are you pulling up, it is so much easier to push down, you just lean on the torque wrench, give it a try. Otherwise good video.

  9. I’m a car novice on my best day and as sad as it sounds…didn’t know how to use a torque wrench. Thank you buddy, you’re awesome

  10. From now on, I will always say Meter-Newton instead of Newton-Meter, just to annoy people who think different must be wrong.

  11. Chris
    I have a 2014 F150 Ford truck. With 120,000 thousand mile. My air-conditioner has Freon in it but it’s not getting cold like it used to. What is your suggestion on trying to fix this issue. Thanks

  12. Thanks for this great video sir. Nicely done. You showed me how to use it in excellent detail. I have subscribed.

  13. Dude never even read the instructions on his wrench…. 1. Approach torque from lower number only. 2. Support the head when applying torque ESPECIALLY when using an extension. A crooked extension WILL alter torque. After calibration set to medium range of torque and make it click on a solid bolt that won't turn to seat everything hen set torque to lowest setting and approach desired torque from LOW side. Just read the book that came with your tool

  14. Hey Chris, thanks for the video.

    One question regarding socket drive. What type do you suggest for regular car maintenance?

    I don't own a socket and ratchet set and consider what to buy.

    I read that 1/4" drive is good for small works, 1/2" is good for large bolts and 3/8" is a good place in between. What do you think? Can a 3/8" drive socket set be enough?

    Thanks again,
    Rami

  15. Guys using this abbreviation 😱 omg crist I love your video
    That's shit don't sound good
    This is how you have to say
    Hey cris you are so fucking awesome
    With the videos
    Keep making more don't stop
    Keep educating all those animals that don't take care the tools
    Thanks Chrisfix keep it up

  16. We did an experiment with torque wrenches and extensions at my college, 25 feet of extensions and the torque reading didnt change one bit even though you could physically see the extensions twist up like a torsion bar. Not even a single ftlb.

  17. is there a store that lets me rent stuff for cheap? i just want to change my brakes without buying every tool i city boy don't have.

  18. Do you recommend a digital torch wrench and if so which one? What do you think about the Harbor Freight digital torch wrenches?

  19. The extensions you showed do not affect the torque reading. If you don't believe this, draw a moment diagram for the extension.

  20. Touqu depends on vehicle most toyota have 76 or f 150s are 150 Nissan tend to be 135 to 145 and aluminum wheels are torqued different from steel wheels

  21. Hello Chris,

    You're making very good Videos! Very Informativ!

    I have a question. How did u learn, how the parts of the car are named or what they are for? How/Where did u learn this all?
    Is their a method to learn it by myself? No offense, your videos are great, I just want to learn.

    Greetings from Germany

  22. Chris Fix ain’t no playa hater mang, yo know what I be sayin, he be dippin on 3, straight cali all dam day……..

    Sorry I’m Australian, my translation may be a little off.
    Good day

  23. I'd never buy snap on… Over priced sure they give replacements if you break it cause you paid for 4 of them when buying one

  24. I know this is an older video, but one correction. When going from 100 ft. lbs to 98 ft. lbs. as shown in the video, you need to first go down at least 10 ft. lbs. (90 ft. lbs.), then back up to 98. If you are using a digital torque wrench, you can go straight to 98 ft. lbs. Also, it's not a good idea to completely unload a clicker torque wrench because there is a very slight chance that the spring can get dislodged.

  25. If you want to get real technical, use the 20% rule. Stay out of the higher and lower 20% of the tool. Just use the 60% in between. I liked the tutorial.

  26. Great that you check your torque next step in improving yourself as a mechanic is using standard units like newtonmeters.

  27. Step one but a ratchet
    Step two use ratchet
    Step three say click when you feel that the bolt is tight (watch a few AvE videos for a demonstration)

  28. Just curious here. The link to the torque wrench (Tekton 1/2" – up to 150ft-lb, etc) on Amazon cost $38, but you pay around $75 each time you get it calibrated? Why not just buy a new t-wrench each time?

  29. I work on cars myself but I can not do more video because of my full time job. but man I really love your energy keep up the good work to help People save money on cars repair. God bless

  30. Couple of things.
    1. Using extensions on a torque wrench does not affect applied toque, since rotation is slow and constant. (As long as the extension is perpendicular to the torque wrench)
    2. Always adjust up to your desired setting. If you pass your desired setting, go back below it and then come up to it.
    3. Make sure that the device you are torquing is moving when the torque wrench clicks…otherwise the device is already beyond the desired torque.
    4. Never us a torque wrench counter clockwise, unless it's designed to be used in that direction.
    5. The calibration interval on some torque wrenches is up to 3 years…depending on their design…some way less. Contact your manufacturer for the calibration interval for your tool.

    Note: The correct toque is applied when the torque wrench clicks…not clicks plus another inch or two. Stop at the click.

    How do I know? I worked in a calibration lab for many years. One of my jobs was testing and repairing torque wrenches of all sizes, types, and ranges. I also worked in industrial instrumentation and physical measurements where one of my jobs was testing industrial torque measuring devices.

  31. Kids toys, my most used wrench is 3/4” drive 100-600 ft/lbs and often use 1” drive 200-1000 as I torqued wheel nuts on underground haul trucks to 740 ft/lbs

  32. The most important thing is to slack off the nut and then tighten to torque setting. Just putting it on and waiting for click is not correct because the wrench has to overcome friction which can be greater than the torque setting. You didn't mention that because you are not an engineer.

  33. Calibrate torque wrench to 50 lbs/foot. 1. Set torque wrench to 50 foot lbs 2. Put torque wrench on lug nut so that the torque wrench is level to ground. 3. Hang 50 lbs from the torque wrench exactly one foot from the lug nut: 45lbs no click, 55lbs click = all is good. Can also use a vice, wall, engine stand etc.

  34. so much for free shipping, $50.21 for the wrench and $60 for shipping estimated delivery mid oct ): guess I'll be getting the one on sale at CTC (this is about amazon not Chris)

  35. Common mistake with click style torque wrench is to very slowly apply the torque just before the click. ROT is to apply the final torque at a bit faster rate than the second hand moves around an analogue clock. Do not jerk the wrench to get that final torque applied either.

  36. Chris is it safe to use a torque wrench to loosen and then rhetoric I know you said don't use it as a wrench but just as a quick, can you use a torque wrench in reverse not that it would read or tell you anything but just wondering just like a little bit of a back off in case my mechanic airgunned aluminum wheels to 120 and they're only supposed to be 75, etc?

    1997 Toyota Avalon, usually aluminum 15-inch wheels my spare is a steel wheel and that takes 90 or a hundred I forget which.

  37. Chris does anyone make it for Christ where you can pull it reverse to see how tight something was made and then does like a clicker a pop or just starts loosening it to readjust.

    like some kind of a ranch maybe digital where I pulled back on something to see how tight it was before it starts to loosen? I've seen videos of such a wrench but I can't remember who sells them I know they would be a little bit more expensive and I know there are one or called reversible torque wrenches, is that what I'm looking for either mechanical or digital? my budget is about $120 on harbor freight if you know what I'm saying.

  38. Excellent video Chris thank you. I lost a wheel on my travel trailer on the highway from Dealer's over-torque. I do my wheels myself now with a Snap-On TW, yes,, expensive but fun to use. Some guys have a calibration check in their truck but I would like to see your promised video on; How to Check Torque Wrench Calibration : -0),

  39. So if ft lbs isn't the correct way to say it, then why is every torque wrench I've ever seen have "ft lbs" engraved on the scale/meter/setting? And why did I not here the term lb ft until I was 60 years old (ie recently)? And why was it ft lbs when using it in college physics courses? I think it's someone's idea of being fashionable like saying "impordant" or "di-int". To hell with fashion. I'll continue saying ft lbs and wearing white socks.

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