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So I'm almost done with my suspension rebuild ... the only thing left are the ball joints, but when I looked at them and saw that I need a special tool I said forget it, it seems hard. I read people took their ball joints to places that charge like $40 each side. So I called a few places and they gave me quotes at around $400 which I WAY to much. Does anyone know of a shop in Los Angeles that can do this cheaper? Thanks!
 
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You can rent a tool to press in balljoints at Autozone. You leave $100 deposit and when you return the tool, they return your $100.
 
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The more pressing problem I had was removing it, it seems like PIA. Don't know how to do that exactly.
 
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Originally posted by 96SuperSport:
The more pressing problem I had was removing it, it seems like PIA. Don't know how to do that exactly.
Did you use the balljoint tool?
 
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I did a search on its removal and installation but I didnt' feel like I knew exactly what to do so I didn't feel comofrtable getting the tool. So the same press that installs it can also remove it? Whats the procedure for removal besides taking of the nut. The upper ball joint I know I have to drill to get the rivets out so would I use the same tool to remove that one or fork spliter?
 
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Yes, the tool you rent is for pressing them out and pressing them in.

I can't remember the exact procedure. I just followed the Haynes manual and it worked.
 
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Awsome ... I'll give it a shot tomarrow.
 
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