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Old 06-14-2016, 10:24 PM
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Default Help with Ball joint replacement

I'm getting fed up waiting for the tool to arrive that will let me turn this sleeve and get the old wobbly ball joint out of there. Any local shops that would be good for swapping out the spherical bearing? I have all the parts, but I cant budge the retaining sleeve. This is the problem I'm dealing with:







I'm fully aware that asking for help will make the tool show up in my mail box tonight.
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Old 06-15-2016, 02:39 AM
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I would probably have bought a semi cheapy socket and ground it to fit.
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Old 06-15-2016, 05:17 PM
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Lots of penetrating oil, and use a punch/chisel at an angle to spin that retaining ring free?
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Old 06-15-2016, 07:29 PM
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Sure your not missing a retaining ring thats still holding it in?
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Old 06-15-2016, 07:49 PM
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It's the ring that I can't get out. I think I'll try the grinding a socket idea.
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It's the ring that I can't get out. I think I'll try the grinding a socket idea.
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