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invaluable ball joint tool

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:21 pm
by whitehause
So I have pickle forks, jaw clamps, pullers, still couldn't get the tie rods separated from the arms, centerlink, or pretty much anywhere without using undue force that I didn't want to put on the steering and damper boxes. Well while I'm not a fan of harbor freight.....this tool is worth every penny of 19.99. All ball joints separated in less than 10 mins with no distortion of the tool at all.

Re: invaluable ball joint tool

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:56 pm
by Gandyrail
Agree totally on that HF tool, use one my self on several car repairs now.
OReillys sells one like shown in the fiat service manual picture that work good for about 15 bucks

Re: invaluable ball joint tool

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:27 pm
by bartigue
I have the harbor freight one. After years of pounding a sledge against a pickle fork these things are heavenly.

Re: invaluable ball joint tool

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:05 pm
by Guilly
+1 on this tool. Have used it a ton, the fork side looks too flimsy, but it has always worked like a champ.

Re: invaluable ball joint tool

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:28 pm
by davedecker4
I have this as well. Used it for years. Couldn't believe this difference when I found it.
One thing I have is, deepened the channel where the bolt end part rides in with a grinder so you get a firmer purchase giving you more force and travel. Need will depend on original manufacturing variance but I think I had to order mine originally