24mm Ball Joint Separator?

mattbta

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I beat the **** out of my knuckle, because every video acted like it was so simple. Beat em stupid and then couldn't get the brake line bolt to thread back in. Gah.

Finally used a pickle fork with about 6' of pipe slipped over and they popped loose.

Interested if this tool works, because there's gotta be a better way.
 

tahoe_incompleto

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Let us know how it works out and take some pics if you can for the fellas that come along after us.

I will for sure. I had to take a trip out of town so unfortunately the tool will collect dust for at least a few weeks before I get to try it. :/

I beat the **** out of my knuckle, because every video acted like it was so simple. Beat em stupid and then couldn't get the brake line bolt to thread back in. Gah.

Finally used a pickle fork with about 6' of pipe slipped over and they popped loose.

Interested if this tool works, because there's gotta be a better way.

Unless I run into some kind of unforseen fitment issue I have no doubt it will work. The smaller version worked great on the uppers, and on several other cars for me. I'll update here once I get a chance to get back under it and try it out.
 

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Question? Are you ball joints rusted in?? I literally just did this job last month or so on a 255k mile rig with oem ball joints. Before I started the disassembly I hit the lower ball joints from the top with pe..netratin oil and let it soaked while I worked. Another trick is to not completely remove the top arm to allow the assembly to still move together. This helped me keep the ball joint fairly straight inside the lower control arm as to not get jamed.. a few knocks with my 5# dead blow hammer and it popped loose. I just don't understand why yours won't pop loose easily
 

mhaywoodcz

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I just did mine last night, soaked in PB Blaster, loosened both lower and upper ball joint nuts. Then used a pickle fork (with a jack under the nut of the lower ball joint) raised the spindle to level vs letting it hang. Drove the fork in with a 5# hammer. Worked way better than letting it hang (no jack). Seemed to allow full use of the fork, no need to booger up the spindle with repeat blows. Hope this helps
 

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