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Steering Ball Joint Stuck


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#1
kachel

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I have released the steering ball joint from the wheel side. Now i didn't succeed in releasing it from teh steering bar where the steering ball joint is screwed in to. I already tried locking pliers but no result. How does it work with heating up to release the steering ball joint from the steering bar?

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jackherer

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You need a big set of stilsons.

 

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Or there is a proper tool for them, I've got a Facom one like this:

 

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You wont manage it with locking pliers (mole grips I guess you mean?) because there is a lock washer that requires quite a lot of torque to overcome.



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kachel

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Mole grip indeed, thanks!

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steve@cornwall

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As said, large stilsons. Crack the joint between rod and end before releasing the ball joint from the hub, and make sure the rod can rotate freely in the gaiter too.