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Old 09-03-2017, 03:49 PM
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Anyone know what this tool is supposed to be used for? It looks like it forces a wedge against something to separate it.

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Old 09-03-2017, 05:56 PM
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Maybe to separate front end parts like tie-rods and ball joints.
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Old 09-04-2017, 02:20 AM
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Looks like something Kent Moore would make for working on large engines or suspension parts for large trucks.
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:19 AM
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Looks like something Kent Moore would make for working on large engines or suspension parts for large trucks.
Thanks for all the suggestions guys. The slot in this tool is less than 7/16" wide and the total tool length is only about 4" so it's rather lightweight. Probably too light for car or large truck applications. Definitely made for separating something, I just dont know what.

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Old 09-04-2017, 09:59 AM
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It could be used as a really, really, really slow cherry pit remover. ...but then again, maybe not.
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Old 09-04-2017, 10:06 AM
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Front sight pusher... well except for the wedgy part.
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Old 09-04-2017, 10:16 AM
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I may be designed to raise a normally locked adjuster into adjusting position, Some heavy truck air brake slack adjusters needed a lock pin to be raised to let you back them of, although I think this tool is too large for that, the tool that I made for that application is a ramp ground on the jaws of a 3/8 open end wrench, but the concept is similar
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:40 PM
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The tool is used to separate the shift linkage from the plastic grommet on Ford transmissions and transfer cases. I used it when I was working in a Ford dealership. Two well placed pry bars work better than that tool
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The tool is used to separate the shift linkage from the plastic grommet on Ford transmissions and transfer cases. I used it when I was working in a Ford dealership. Two well placed pry bars work better than that tool
I knew someone here would know. You guys rarely fail.
Thanks, bill.
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Old 09-08-2017, 06:22 PM
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The tool is used to separate the shift linkage from the plastic grommet on Ford transmissions and transfer cases. I used it when I was working in a Ford dealership. Two well placed pry bars work better than that tool
Thank you Bill I knew someone would know what it was for.

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