15 Must Have Tools For VW and Audi Repairs

Here are just some of the must have tools you need fixing and maintaining Volkswagens and Audi. These are not the only vw and Audi tools you will need, but this is a great start. It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional or a DIYer this is a great list of tools to add to your tool box. The list and links to the tools in this video are listed below. This is for the VW technician too!

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VIM Triple Squares ~ http://amzn.to/2BAmy2o
Snap On Triple Squares ~ https://goo.gl/N2eEZV
Torx Sockets ~ http://amzn.to/2jBAK2Z
Torx bit set long ~ http://amzn.to/2jA85LD
Torx bit set short ~ http://amzn.to/2AsxpxL
Torx bit set micro ~ http://amzn.to/2Bzkjwj
Ratcheting Handle Set ~ https://goo.gl/XpNf3a
Hazet Allen ~ http://amzn.to/2BzXtVa
Snap-On Allen ~ https://goo.gl/DCYPtJ
Sunex Allen ~ http://amzn.to/2AibKYr
Inverted Torx ~ https://goo.gl/bHWqDa
Hose clamp pliers ~ https://goo.gl/1MEBGc
Wire strippers ~ http://amzn.to/2jBfsT1
Auto wire stripper ~ http://amzn.to/2BAb2UJ
Wire crimpers ~ http://amzn.to/2Ahgaih
Milwaukee heat gun ~ http://amzn.to/2jzcJJW
Clamping pliers ~ http://amzn.to/2jB6XqX
Heavyduty clamp tool ~ http://amzn.to/2AgyQPg
VW trim tool ~ https://goo.gl/SxtBJb
Trim tool set ~ http://amzn.to/2jCZ0l4
OEM wire tools ~ https://goo.gl/14CrTG
Ford wire tool ~ http://amzn.to/2AmAo8w
Blue Point wrenches ~ https://goo.gl/juCc8e
Milwaukee wrenches ~ http://amzn.to/2AhFsga
32mm socket ~ http://amzn.to/2AjDf3J
36mm socket ~ http://amzn.to/2Avy2X8
Oil filter cup ~ http://amzn.to/2j5Kkf8
VCDS ~ http://www.ross-tech.com/vag-com/
Wheel Hanger ~ http://amzn.to/2i8gtSp
KermaTDI (thanks for the brew) ~ http://www.kermatdi.com

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LMacNeill says:

Having owned two 2012 Jetta TDIs for almost 3 years now, and having done 100% of the maintenance on both of them (including one that’s needed a timing-belt change), I have slowly been collecting these specialized tools over the years. I wish I’d had this video 3 years ago. But, hey — I’ll bookmark it now, so that I have it to refer back to, because there are some of these tools I haven’t needed yet. Thanks!

zam200864 says:

Very helpful info, thanks for sharing it

mr house says:

9:00 I had a set of Halfords advance range spanners and it was to fat to do the job on my c6 a6. Rear brakes have been nothing but a nightmare on that car

J MR says:

Triple squares, your tecnician buddy’s snap on torque wrench and vice grips!!!

Lol…. kidding

Naughtysauce says:

Can you find triple square & torx bits at harbor freight?

Mike H says:

steel flexi-neck driver with variable bits. (standard, phillips, “t”) aaaannnddd a few hundred zip ties.

Amberley Warren says:

Have you ever had a vw that has went dead and then after jumping and charging the battery still nothing but inside light radio small things like that but no lights on dash except the instrument cluster

nbpt1000 says:

30 mm 12 point socket fort the axle nut. If not mentioned already.

Christopher Henkel says:

Any guidance as to why my b5.5 2001 Passat 1.8t fwd Sedan has obvious engine oil build up in not only the vacuum lines but the air intake hoses all the way to the intercooler?

wades623 says:

i found it easier just to replace the lug bolts with stud adapters. the 14 x-1.5 to 12 x 20 work nicely on the jetta. also autozone sells a full set of triple square they are 38 and 12 depending on how big they are.

Mustafa Nazar says:

I have passat 2012 i have noticed that the car has a stange noice in the cabine Wien i drive on rough road i just wondring which type of suspension passat har is it air suspension?

billy craven says:

Project shit bag because I have one

David B says:

Imagine plucking that beard with your homemade wiper blade de-pinning tool

Juan Punch says:

I only had to replace some simple brake pads but then I realised they want you to have the 7mm hex to remove them… I didn’t have that size

Wilt Bargas says:

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to make these videos. Super helpful.

R.Douglas Kuch says:

Well done!! Very informative. Back into VDubs after 15yrs with a Mk4 Tdi . Thanks!

Andre Moreira says:

Hi can I send you a question on my audisportback a3 2008? Its about my front lights? My DRL lights are set up on the little mini bulbs which are stock how ever there is a bigger bulb which I just cant turn on and trust me I’ve read the manual lol. No idea,

MrJojo8675309 says:

Fuck VW. FUCK AUDI. Fuck your fucking list of specialized fucking tools, and fuck you.

Nick King says:

So my cruise control doesnt work and my epc light is on the research ive done says i should take it i and get the throttle replaced is there another part that could be malfunctioning? I drive a mk6 golf 2.5

cam runner says:

I keep all my deep head 10mm jammed behind the water pipe

Tyler c says:

What does BMW stand for? Bring more wrenchs

Marcel Theshell says:

How do I get a socket holder like that?

CheesyHotDogPuff says:

If you’re looking for thin wrench, get a cone wrench. They’re a bicycle specific tool, very thin, but I’ve used them lots and they work great. Try to go for a park tool cone wrench if possible, they’re more pricey but they’re the best bike tools you can buy.

MrJojo8675309 says:

Own a VW:
you’re gonna need…
you’re gonna need…
you’re gonna need…
you’re gonna need…
you’re gonna need…

Steven Dilks says:

U missed gas and matches

Manu Delmarche says:

the best tool is the last one presented 🙂

Cuajomen says:

and Skodas

dyllman98 says:

Just did Headgasket, water pump, Tb, tensioner on my 1.8. I got a set of Alan’s and tripple squares and they made the job go so smoothly!

eddie says:


nvr2mchbcn says:

Rear Brake piston tool… must have.

David Gruen says:

Hey charles I bought the cv axle boot clamp pliers with 3/8 drive that you need to apply 25 nm of torque to crimp the clamp. Lol, torque ear clamp pliers.

Bendude says:

Could you tell me what size triple squares are used on the clutch/flywheel assembly on a Mk5 golf tdi? im about to replace my flywheel soon. thanks

Fee Nicks says:

I was literally scrolling down to type beer

tyler jenkins says:

I found out during a suspension survive I need triple square

diesel says:

Charlie.. your a legend..i raise my can for you..

peanutbutterisfu says:

Wouldn’t be caught dead working at a euro shop without the Matco sa40s 1/4 kit. Super shallow 40 piece kit torx,triple squares,hex, flat and philips. Matco is the only company that makes this kit and it’s only like 30 bucks more for this 40 piece kit compared to the like 8 piece 1/4 triple square set. Great for a lot of the timing covers on vw/Audi with limited space from the fire wall, although the small blue point 1/4 bit ratchets are a must as well. I have a few bits I cut in half to use in the little blue point ratchets for the 2.0 and 3.6 timing chain covers.

Carl Berner says:

Forgot the special Long Torx specialty Male bit for Head Bolts.

Timothy Cash says:

Thanks for the video. I start at a VW dealership soon and now I can narrow down what I need if I dont have it already.

Battal Gazi says:

Tools for Toyotas: Socket set 8-21mm. Thats it

KangaPoo Pradjan says:

The Video poster makes many valid points but the best socket d-pinner is a cheap set of stainless steell tweezers ,you can bend them and shape to size also jewellers screwdrivers, early timing belt tensioner tools made from flat steel bar with silver steel pins driven into the correct spaced holes in the bar, mark 1 gti fuel adjuster silver steel bar filed to size about 10 mins work list is nearly endless of tools I have made or modified to next task
Just think out of the box , narrow trim tools?? use plastic bike tyre levers , cv boot clamp tool use pliers type nail puller easy to use plenty of leverage no faffing aroundOne he missed was the clutch aligment disc tool (no need to get all versions as the pin diameter can be increased to the clutch plates shaft splines by trial and error fit technique using electricians tape on the alignment button on tool till it is a snug fit ).
Would have loved to have Youtube 20/30 years ago and demonstrated how to do’s
I’ve worked on VW’s from the VW Fastback 411E:s day 1976 and now own a Passat Tdi B5 ( a nice enough car BUT WTF! were VW’s engineers thinking about wiring standards & control module placement (check motoring history – designers!! simple secure water tight & effective works every time plus keeps bean counters happy !! Look @ Triumph British Leyland and even BMW electrical problems (New BM’s still have f-stupid module placement in a lot of models and no wiring harness protection from water ingress (Herr Homer Simpson moment!)
But one of the best tools you can get is to do exercises that strengthen your wrists forearms and shoulders so things become easier gives you a lot more confidence so that you are not struggling to put a MK2 gti gearbox back on after friends clutch failure the day before a long overdue holiday for his family but able to lift it easily and slide it on nearly 1st time using both arms and one knee
I was the first person to upsize MK1 golf brakes from std 239×20 to 285×22 ( Renault 21 Turbo estate ) inside a 15″ wheeel 1989, to fit MK3 engine 2ltr GTI engine to Mk1 + MK2 (helped that an internationally reknowned journalist totalled 2 Mk3’s GTIs on pre launch testing in my area and I was good friend of the recovery company boss’s son 😉 so 2 weeks after the UK MK3 launch I had a MK1_ Mk2 running MK3 engines @ GTI International ( Famous VW Golf GTI annaul show now sadly long gone)many options available either using std mk1head right through to using Mk3 head (which can still use K-jet with Audi 2.0E inlet manifold)
The main reason for the VW being one of the best options for tuning is the compatibility of inter marque + inter model part swaps plus the boring low safe level of either under tuning(for reliabilty) or over engineering ( mainly Audi’s)
But this was in the days when tuning was mechanical and easy but nowadays you have to know a lot about software computers etc etc
Oh yeah – triple squares tools are called BI-Hex or 12 point drive
Keep Vbubbin & stay solvent !

HumbleMechanic says:

Remember there was not way to include them all in this video. Post up what else you think you need for VW and Audi repair!

ArT oF wAr says:

That’s a lot of fancy tools there.

Charles Nicklestein says:

Don’t forge the 16th tool : A Dumpster.

LOL, I’m just kidding.

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