Normally, the use of special factory tools is avoided for repair procedures, since these are not readily available for the do-it-yourselfer mechanic. When it is possible to perform the job with more commonly available tools, it will be pointed out, but occasionally, a special tool was designed to perform a specific function and really should be used. Before substituting another tool, you should be convinced that neither your safety nor the quality of the repair will be compromised.
Some special tools are available commercially from major tool manufacturers. Others for your car can be purchased from your dealer or from Special Tool Division, Kent-Moore 29784 Little Mack, Roseville, mi 48066-2298.