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SOB -BALL JOINTS!!! Kunckles

#1 User is offline   Yeow! 

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Posted 28 August 2003 - 12:55 PM

I tried to use C clip tool (3 in 1 service) to press ball joints lower and upper but it wont do anything so is it ok/safe to have press machine to press lower/upper ball joints in ?
My friends shop has 50 tons press machine :amazed:

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  Posted 28 August 2003 - 08:39 PM

Yeow,

What I have found out is that sometimes the wrong adapters can really make things very hard in removing ball joints. Your 3 and 1 tool might not have the right spacers.

Soak around the ball joint with some type of loosening spray. Get your old trusty hammer out and hit the knuckle around where the ball joint is installed. Install your C clamp with the closest adapter or spacer you can find and crank on it. Beat the knuckle with the hammer in hopes that it will start to pop out as you apply the pressure. This has always worked for me. The bigger press will definitely help but will you be able to get the whole knuckle assembly inside to do this?

Can anyone else give a different point of view on this?
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Posted 28 August 2003 - 09:28 PM

Sorry i was not clear, too busy/crazy day for me..

What i meant is that to install new ball joints into kunckles before put kunckle onto HP 44.

I am start to getting all parts together now..

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