Opel Corsa B 1993–2000 Service and Repair Manual: Repair and overhaul tool kit

These tools are virtually essential for anyone undertaking any major repairs to a motor vehicle, and are additional to those given in the Maintenance and minor repair list.

Included in this list is a comprehensive set of sockets. Although these are expensive, they will be found invaluable as they are so versatile - particularly if various drives are included in the set. We recommend the halfinch square-drive type, as this can be used with most proprietary torque wrenches. If you cannot afford a socket set, even bought piecemeal, then inexpensive tubular box spanners are a useful alternative.

The tools in this list will occasionally need to be supplemented by tools from the Special list.

  • Sockets (or box spanners) to cover range in previous list (including Torx sockets)
  • Reversible ratchet drive (for use with sockets)
  • Extension piece, 250 mm (for use with sockets)
  • Universal joint (for use with sockets)
  • Torque wrench (for use with sockets)
  • Self-locking grips
  • Ball pein hammer
  • Soft-faced mallet (plastic/aluminium or rubber)
  • Screwdrivers:
    Flat blade - long & sturdy, short (chubby), and narrow (electricians) types
    Cross blade - Long & sturdy, and short (chubby) types
  • Pliers:
    Long-nosed
    Side cutters (electricians)
    Circlip (internal and external)
  • Cold chisel - 25 mm
  • Scriber
  • Scraper
  • Centre punch
  • Pin punch
  • Hacksaw
  • Brake hose clamp
  • Brake/clutch bleeding kit
  • Selection of twist drills
  • Steel rule/straight-edge
  • Allen keys (inc. splined/Torx type)
  • Selection of files
  • Wire brush
  • Axle-stands
  • Jack (strong trolley or hydraulic type)
  • Light with extension lead

Sockets and reversible ratchet drive
Sockets and reversible ratchet drive

Spline key set
Spline key set

Spline bit set
Spline bit set


Valve spring compressor


Two- and three legged bearing puller

    Maintenance and minor repair tool kit
    The tools given in this list should be considered as a minimum requirement if routine maintenance, servicing and minor repair operations are to be undertaken. We recommend the purchase of combinat ...

    Special tools
    The tools in this list are those which are not used regularly, are expensive to buy, or which need to be used in accordance with their manufacturers' instructions. Unless relatively difficult mech ...

    See also:

    Opel Corsa B 1993–2000 Service and Repair Manual. Crankshaft and main bearings - removal and refitting
    Removal 1. With the engine removed from the car, and all the components removed from it, as described in earlier Sections, the crankshaft can be removed as follows. 2. Invert the engine so that it ...


    0.0172