Pin drag tools

Joshua Technician South Carolina Posted   Latest  

Two questions 1 where Can I find a good pin drag test set? Especially for the newer tiny Asian pins. 2 where in service information am I most likely to find pin size for most manufacturers 

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Isidro Technician
California
Isidro
 

AESWave has a really nice set that a lot of people seem to love. There is something similar on Amazon but in an episode of Sean Tippings' Automotive Diagnostic Podcast one guest had mentioned the alternatives were not the same quality. Also with the AESWave set I believe you're able to get replacements if something happens to one where as cheaper sets that's highly unlikely.

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Glenn Owner/Technician
Texas
Glenn
 

Hi Joshua, 1.) I second AESWave for a pin test/probe set. 2.) As for size matching dimensions, that would be in manufacturers data or vehicle service information specific to a particular vehicle. From my experience it has been mostly a visual match and test fitting multiple same size pins in a connector to identify ones having trouble. For the tiny Asian pins you mentioned I have found…

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Hans Technician
Utah
Hans
 

Another vote for the AES wave U-test kit!

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Joe Technician
California
Joe
 

Another one! dj Khalid on the utest kit

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Jesse Owner/Technician
Pennsylvania
Jesse
 

Hi , terminal part # are sometimes listed in service info but often does not give the manufactor name, the electrical side of things can have a serious learning curve, the info is readly available, i checked the aeswave kit and i think its a good one. goodluck

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Damon Technician
Florida
Damon
 

Try jumperkits​.​com They are very inexpensive and have several good products to offer. I bought a set a few years ago and am very happy with them.

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Charles Technician
California
Charles
 

Stellantis/MOPAR is pretty easy connectors​.​dcctools​.​com/home​.​htm

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Joe Owner
California
Joe
 

Let me know what sizes you need! I may have them. I have .4mm .5mm .64mm .8mm and more

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Andrew Owner/Technician
Iowa
Andrew
 

Also recommend the AESWave kit. Honestly can never have too many in my opinion. Here is another site I have order some from. checkitprobes​.​com

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Geoff Diagnostician
Hawaii
Geoff
   

“2 where in service information am I most likely to find pin size for most manufacturers ” it varies highly by make model and year. If it's there at all, it will be with the connector views. Since you are typically looking for ONE female terminal, wallowed out, in a connector with many other terminals that exact size; once you have a kit, you would start small, and work up to find the one that…

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Eric Owner/Technician
Michigan
Eric
 

I usually just jam a test light in it. Wiggle it around a bit and move on. Trying different sizes is for chumps.

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Glenn Owner/Technician
Texas
Glenn
 

Hi Eric, Can you explain further how this helps the situation and how this is a verifiable test method when working with small connector pins?

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Geoff Diagnostician
Hawaii
Geoff
 

LOL Eric! Nice to see humor on here, Too many nerds most days. ;-)

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Glenn Owner/Technician
Texas
Glenn
 

Hi Geoff, I am wondering if all those years of instruction and tedious hard work were for nothing. This adds a whole new meaning to the “KISS” principle. I'm intrigued?

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Gerald Technician
Florida
Gerald
 

I'll add my vote for the AESWave kit. I have also used the Hyundai/KIA tool # … available from kiaspecialtools​.​com

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Joshua Technician
South Carolina
Joshua Resolution
 

Thank y’all for your input and advice going to go with AESWave kit. The second question answers give me research material for down time. Thank y’all again

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Carlos Diagnostician
California
Carlos
 

Just get a welders torch tip cleaner tool will work on mostly anything.

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Victor Owner/Technician
Florida
Victor
 

I second that motion.

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George Diagnostician
California
George
 

This is a GM cheat sheet I put together

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Joe Owner
California
Joe
 

Please check your list, some of the sizes are incorrect! Here is the list that I have put together. Hope this helps.

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George Diagnostician
California
George
 

Can you be more specific. thanks

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Joe Owner
California
Joe
 

Hi George, I am not aware of a EL…mm terminal The latest kit EL…A Has a -58 which is a .4mm round pin. It fits Mini50 (Molex) & Nano .50 (Tyco) which are .4x.5mm female terminals. Joe …

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Sean Diagnostician
Saskatchewan
Sean
 

Joshua, I have the GM 35616 kits, Ford Rotunda kits, Jumperkits​.​com and also the AESWAVE kit. You can't go wrong with any of these items. I would recommend the AESWAVE kit due to pricing, product quality and customer support. An amazing group that will be there for you

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Joe Owner
California
Joe
 

I have one listed on my website. Use google to search my business.

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