Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Where do I find this tool?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Smitty, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. Smitty

    Smitty 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2000
    Posts:
    999
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Crestview, FL
    I'm getting ready to change the upper and lower ball joints in my Dana 44. Reading through the process I find I need to adjust the "tensioning sleeve" on each upper ball joint. Where do I get the "special" tool to adjust this sleeve? I've stopped in a couple parts stores and all I get is the blank stare.....
     
  2. 83ZZ502_Jimmy

    83ZZ502_Jimmy 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2001
    Posts:
    3,103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Snap-On Tools

    [​IMG]

    Or you can make one... I did, but I think I am going to buy this too. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    John
     
  3. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2001
    Posts:
    8,972
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Peoria, AZ
    Yep, Snap On. Believe it or not Snap On has a lower price on this tool then most other sources. $18.95 plus shipping. I bought it from them about 3 months ago.
     
  4. Smitty

    Smitty 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2000
    Posts:
    999
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Crestview, FL
    How long does it take to get one of these from Snap-on if it's ordered online?
     
  5. spearchucker

    spearchucker 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2003
    Posts:
    1,556
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bay area, CA
    Mine took a couple of weeks from Snap-on. Like was said, if you need it now you can make it out of a 13/16 deep socket and a cut-off wheel in about 20 mins. I think that's the right size, but if you really plan on doing this I can double check the size for you. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
  6. Smitty

    Smitty 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2000
    Posts:
    999
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Crestview, FL
    I have the replacement sleeves so I can use one to check the size of the socket. I can't wait that long to get one from Snap-on. I might order one down the road but I need to get this front end rebuilt before the upcoming move. Thanks for the info!!! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  7. spearchucker

    spearchucker 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2003
    Posts:
    1,556
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bay area, CA
    13/16 it is.
    Good luck and hope this write-up will be of some use. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  8. jwduke

    jwduke 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2001
    Posts:
    721
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ice Cream Capital of the World, IA.
    Try O'Rilleys, thay told me they have 1 for rent at our store....
     

Share This Page