What can I use to press a ball joint?
How much does a ball joint press cost?
Pricing looks to be in the $700+ range for the press and another $400+ for the cup kit. While this is not a drop in the bucket, it may pay for itself rather quickly. For more information, check with your Matco Truck or click here: Matco BJP18100 Ball Joint Press.
Can you hammer in a ball joint?
If you use a hammer on the bottom of the ball joint to knock it into place it can cause a ripple effect of damage. The lamination on the ball joint can deform or mushroom into the knuckle.
Can you use AC clamp to press a ball joint?
Prepare the C-clamp. This is the major tool that you will need and the one that will be responsible for pressing the ball joint. The clamp has a hole at the bottom, which is the part that will allow you to press in and out the ball joint in the absence of touching the stud.
How do you make a ball joint press?
How do you separate ball joints without a tool?
How do you remove a ball joint with a pickle fork?
How do you change a lower ball joint?
Can you replace ball joints at home?
If you want to go the DIY route, you will also need to consider the parts and tools needed to get the job done. You will need equipment to jack up your car as well as the ball joint press itself. This can cost anywhere from around $75 to $250 but these tools are also available in AutoZone’s Loan-a-Tool Program.