Ball joint pullers allow dismantling ball joints quickly and carefully. This procedure does not damage suspension arms and other components of vehicle suspension - such damage often happens when using a sledgehammer or other tools.
Ball joint pullers: 6 important facts
- Tools one can find in the catalogues differ from each other by design. For example, online you can buy a device with a split end on one side and a handle – on the other. It works similarly to a wedge due to the blows delivered by the hammer to the handle. Such a tool is suitable for removing even corroded car parts and inexpensive. There are also screw models that are operated by turning the screw of the threaded rod. It exerts pressure on the car part that is being removed or on the working part of the tool. With these devices, you can work with high accuracy.
- Screw devices can be of three different types: with two levers (fixed and movable), clamp-type (with a fixed C-shaped plate) and polygonal. The first ones allow working with different units of cars of various makes. The second ones ensure the most secure grip on the treated element. The third ones have a hollow body, small size and are suitable for working in limited space areas.
- Before you start working, it is necessary to lift and secure the vehicle. It is better to use a car lift for this purpose.
- You should apply a special chemical agent to the part to make the removal easier. When it is dismantled, it is necessary to clean the mounting seat thoroughly.
- Use an impact tool only if it is impossible to dismount the part using screw ball joint pullers. Delivering a great number of blows can damage the car parts.
- The design of some ball joints includes a snap ring. Before you start pressing out the part, it should be removed.
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In our online shop, you can buy ball joint pullers and other tools at an affordable price. Specialists from the onlinecarparts.co.uk customer support will be happy to answer any questions concerning the items we offer. They will help you to choose pullers, separators and other devices that will make car repairs quicker and easier. Moreover, you will receive your purchases in a short time.