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Old 02-16-2009, 02:48 PM
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Ball Joints?

Anyone ever replaced their ball joints? Mine are shot and need to be replaced. The quotes I have gotten are $800-900 and I dont have that kind of cheese right now. I also had $2000 in tools stolen so I don't have any tools to my name anymore. I think I heard I need a press to get them back in, is this true?
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Old 02-16-2009, 03:11 PM
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Very true, you do need a press. It can be done with a big hammer but this way is not recommmended. Usually you can rent a press from auto parts stores and you really dont need much for tools to do it. 8-900 bucks for a ball joint job...wow Last time i did mine it took about 4 hours but i did bearings and seals too.
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Old 02-16-2009, 03:27 PM
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Napa Will Press them for $45 i think? i dont remember the exact price.
Your also going to need a Hub Socket, i think thats about 90.
Then its just time.
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I did nine no press heres what youll need.

1. Beer
2. Cussing
3. Hammer
4. Wood

I just bashed my $20.00 ball joints in. I got a spare lower for an OBS if you need.
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