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    Gen 2 Essential Toolkit

    Hey everyone. Not sure if this is the right place to post this but I was just wondering what the most common socket/wrench sizes the gen 2 Cruze uses. I'm visiting my folks and I have all of my tools here so I was going to throw together a small toolbox to take back with me when I head back. I just don't have space at my apartment to take Everything you know?

    I know that's a super broad question but I'd imagine those here that have been servicing their cars a while probably have seen some common sizes. Any other common suggestions are welcome!

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    I dont know alot but the ones I used when messing with seats, battery, and head unit were 10mm on the battery....7mm on the head unit, and T50 Torx for the seat bolts.
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    13, 14, 15 and maybe 17 are pretty common sizes. And screw drivers.
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    Thanks! So it sounds like GM is mostly metric with this car? I won't even bother with standard sizes if that's the case which will help a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamantman View Post
    Thanks! So it sounds like GM is mostly metric with this car? I won't even bother with standard sizes if that's the case which will help a lot.
    8, 10, 13 and 15mm are very common sizes for GM. I think they do a great job of minimizing the number of sizes they use.

    I'm pretty sure everything is metric nowadays. Altho there are a few sizes that are near perfect fits for SAE tools: 19mm and ¾" are nearly indistinguishable. (Which explains why I was oblivious to the change in GM lug nuts from SAE to metric )

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    7, 8, 10, 14, 17, long necked flat and phillips, 14mm spark plug socket, those should be able to accomplish most of the things you'd like to do.
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    Throw in a few Torx bits too. I've run into a few on the Cruze, but they were more common on the Gen 1.
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    Metric has been the standard since 81. Although I thiink the heavy duty stuff still uses SAE.


    So basically a complete socket set. torx and screw drivers. Ratchets and extentions.

    If you really wanna be prepared. Floor jack. Air tools. Diagnostic scanner. Test light. yada yada.
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    T50, T30, and smaller for the trim screws, E-Torx sockets for the engine,
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    Thanks y'all, washed and vacuumed the car today and got my mobile toolkit in place and ready! Fits like a glove and I still have room for groceries haha.
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