Upper ball joint removal tool

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  1. vdk2010

    vdk2010 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Which one do I have to buy for my '69 Imperial?

    There are two in your shop, one number is ending with an "A" and the other with an "BE". Unfortunately no "C" and I've read about different diameters?!
     
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    BJS racing Well-Known Member

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    More than likely you should have the large ball joint which would be the BE socket for a C body. I am not aware of a third size.
     
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    commando1 Mr. Normal FCBO Gold Member

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    It's this size:
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    I used this one. I thank God for having it. Mandatory. No other way.
    Around 30 bucks on Amazon and ebay.

    Use US MOOG ball joints. The Chinese ones use the smaller socket and are totally inferior.
     
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    MrMoparCHP Senior Member

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    There are only 2 sizes, large and small. The A Body used both, changed in 73 (with some exceptions)

    The 69 Imperial uses the large, so probably the "BE"


    Alan
     
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    vdk2010 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    vdk2010 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    MrMoparCHP Senior Member

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    Keep in mind these are typicaly 3/4 drive so you may need a 1/2-3/4 adapter, mine lives in this socket.


    Alan
     
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    vdk2010 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Sunex 2302 1/2-Inch Female 3/4-Inch Male Impact Socket Adapter

    Already in the cart as well!! ;)
     
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    BJS racing Well-Known Member

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    Mine lives in which ever was the last one I used as well. You want to know something cool? Did you know that the large one is also the perfect press for a small block ford front crank seal to do it on the car! LOL
     
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    commando1 Mr. Normal FCBO Gold Member

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    Buy a Harbor Freight 3/4 breaker bar. They are cheap and way better than using an adaptor and a measly 1/2" drive ratchet.
    Even a Snap-On ratchet could strip on those S.O.B's !
    Just a suggestion.......

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    MrMoparCHP Senior Member

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    yup, have a 3/4 slider bar but I use the impact to remove ball joints.


    Alan
     
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    commando1 Mr. Normal FCBO Gold Member

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    My last ball joints would have burnt out the impact.
    Had to go brute force with the 3/4 dr.24" breaker and a 3' pipe extension and braced myself against a wall before I got it to pop. Luckily it while on the car.

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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    keep multiple lengths of "black pipe" in the garage. Slip it over your ratchet and you'll have all the leverage you'll ever need
     
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    Get yourself a Torque Multiplier.
     
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    Some things require a mexican speed wrench.
     
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    Blackmamba's right... TORQUE MULTIPLIER works wonders. Needed one of these babies to get my upper ball joints off!

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    Mine pressed out fine with a c-clamp for suspension stuff, there were no threads on either the old nor the new ball joint, what's up with that???