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Is there a tool for installing ball joints?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Zeus33rd, Jun 24, 2002.

  1. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Needed to replace a lower ball joint today...I used a brass punch and a hammer to get it done. There's got to be a tool or something made to do this....What is it, where can I get one, and how much do they cost? /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
  2. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I think Harbor Freight has a ball joint tool. I just made some fixtures at work to use in the press. It would be nice to have a compact fixture for the trail repairs. And to have it a hydraulic fixture would also be nice, alot easier to use.
     
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    Does anyone have/use that model. It is much cheaper than any I have seen. I was just wondering if you get what you pay for. I stripped the threads on a cheapy I bought a few years back. There was no warranty on it, so I set it my "How the heck did I break this" pile. /forums/images/icons/ooo.gif
     
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    i got one at harbor frieght a few month ago. it's not the model shown, looks more like a regular big C-clap, not like the one shown. used it a few times with no problems. make sure you put some grease on the C-clamp thread. it'll make it a lot smoother.

    ARQ.

    PS: yes they are wroth the money, in my case $30.00
     
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    Harbor freight rocks. I bought the larger shop press for like $89.00 and I have already gotten my money out of it pressing bearings and races, bushings and 4 ball joints...
     
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