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    BJ help...

    Quit hanging out in chit chat so much you sick fucks...

    My 99-04 Ford SD upper ball joint is giving me fits. last time I took them out (when I installed my DYI JHF hy steer kit) I got one of those rental kits from the auto parts store and played hell removing them.

    So this time I built a deal to press them out with my 20t press.... and of course no Bueno.

    Everyone tells me how easy these things are to replace... what the hell am I doing wrong???


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    #2
    Is the under, support of the upper flange square to the hole?
    all I got
    83, 22re,w56,ultimate duals,4:10 \31" arbs.
    hopes to grow up someday

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      #3
      Originally posted by Clb View Post
      Is the under, support of the upper flange square to the hole?
      all I got
      It’s like a 3”? piece of tube that I cut and used as a spacer when I got the rental tool.... because the rental tool didn’t have the right sized cup.

      So to answer your question.... it’s as square as any cup would be.

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        #4
        isnt your setup now for pressing in the bj

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          #5
          Originally posted by TimJus View Post
          isnt your setup now for pressing in the bj


          Thanks for making me look and feel real stupid

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            #6
            Originally posted by Mr Stubs View Post



            Thanks for making me look and feel real stupid
            I looked at that in your other thread and was trying to figure out in my head what was going on there. Been there done that myself on wheel bearings on my sons car. I have the same press with air over hydraulic. Full pressure waited for shit to explode. He turns to me and says....dad I think you’re pressing it in not out?

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              #7
              Originally posted by rockdog57 View Post

              I looked at that in your other thread and was trying to figure out in my head what was going on there. Been there done that myself on wheel bearings on my sons car. I have the same press with air over hydraulic. Full pressure waited for shit to explode. He turns to me and says....dad I think you’re pressing it in not out?
              I've done that too, get it all setup and ready to put the beans to it... look at it for a minute... WAAAIIIT a second, it's backwards.
              - Buck

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                #8
                Deja voo
                83, 22re,w56,ultimate duals,4:10 \31" arbs.
                hopes to grow up someday

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                  #9
                  Use EMF ball joints and you will never need to replace them again.
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                  Redneck-at-Large

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                    #10
                    I am glad I wasn't the only one confused by the picture

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                      #11
                      Well, if it is still a bitch after setting it up properly, apply torch heat to the ball joint itself until it is dull red in the day time and it will press out more easily. lower risk than heating the knuckle itself and lower mass to heat so it doesn't take as long, same effect.


                      Up is difficult, down is dangerous

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                        #12
                        Stubborn ones I’ve always put some pressure on the press and tap the knuckle/C with a hammer. Pops loose after a tap or two. Same for pulling pitman arms.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Eric View Post
                          Use EMF ball joints and you will never need to replace them again.
                          I had Spicer suggested to me, but if they are equal to or better then I’ll take them.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Mr Stubs View Post

                            I had Spicer suggested to me, but if they are equal to or better then I’ll take them.
                            Expensive but they last a long time and can be rebuilt in the knuckle.
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                            Redneck-at-Large

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                              #15
                              i prefer the c clamp style BJ remover/installer as i can tighten it down a bunch then tap/hit it with a hammer, tighten it up and do it again. its never failed me, but then again i dont live where they use salt on the roads

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