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Old 11-09-2009
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lower ball join question

im about to replace my ball joints and iv gone so many places looking for a ball joint compressor and no one has them. can you get by without one or do you really need it?
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You can do it with out the press.

Get a socket that fixs the diamter of the ball joint and pound it out. To put the new one in Get a socket that holds the ball joint and get a jack and lift the jack up, then pound the LCA put retaining clip in and you done.

Sorry for the not so detailed direction but I got to go to work..lol.
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lol thanks man thats all i needed to know i didnt want to rip into it then get stuck half way done.
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You can do it with out the press.

Get a socket that fixs the diamter of the ball joint and pound it out. To put the new one in Get a socket that holds the ball joint and get a jack and lift the jack up, then pound the LCA put retaining clip in and you done.

Sorry for the not so detailed direction but I got to go to work..lol.
X2 works like a charm! i actually had a press last time and it wouldnt even work on it.
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I've used the socket method, shop press, and have used a tool set - seems like parts stores would rent out the tool set, if you didn't have the right size sockets.

Amazon.com: OTC 7249 Ball Joint Service Tool Set

Auto Zone listed the tool, just didn't have a photo on their site.
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