wow this is an awesome write up! where can i find that tool? I'll be needing to do mine
:clap::thumbsup:I bought that press at Habor Freight for about $35 or so I think it was last year. I also have a 12ton press in my shop that I used to press in new hub and bearing and a actually bearing press tool set.
Pic of Ball joint tool (sorry pics are not too good, I was on about beer #7 at that point.
I've been driving these for a few days and no problems till now.I just replaced both my ball joints with moog ones, but they are somewhat different then each other even though they have the same part numbers. I haven't had a chance to put them back into the car but I'll update this thread if they work or not. Here are pics of them,
I belive the hex is only to adjust the ball joint after its in the hub. I slid a wrench to it and turned it till I could push the bolt through it, after I put it in the hub. The fitment/measurement's were the same.those look very different. i would have returned the one w/o the hex head to the store/site you got it from