Ball joint separator- hydraulic

Stephen Owner/Technician California Posted   Latest  

The press bolt threads blew out on my separator. I forgot about this type in the link. Just wondered if anyone likes them and how they hold up.

greatnecksaw​.​com/25219-oemtools…

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Stuart Mobile Technician
Illinois
Stuart
   

I use one similar to that one all the time and works great​.​ Mine is OTC so the Great Neck version is a cheaper copy of it but should work ok.

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Stephen Owner/Technician
California
Stephen
 

Good to know, thank you!

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Jay Technician
Nevada
Jay
 

I’ve used the OEM tool. Works great for the Hondas where ball joint is in knuckle. But to be honest most other cars I’m swinging a hammer.

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Benjamin Owner/Technician
Georgia
Benjamin
 

I use this one. It’s a little spendy, but worth it imo because of the quality and the variety of sizes. I haven’t found a ball joint it won’t fit yet. mueller-kueps​.​com/product-catalo…

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William Mechanic
Ontario
William
 

Just Bought The Same Tool From Matco. Pricey But Worth The Investment. Pretty Slick

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Marty Technician
California
Marty
 

That one doesn't appear to have hydraulic assist…

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Babu Owner/Technician
Virginia
Babu
 

pacautoind​.​com/products/ballj…

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Eric Owner/Technician
Wisconsin
Eric
 

I use similar tools, I have a couple different sizes. They work great when you don't want to damage the boot when disassembling, if I'm replacing the joint then I use a fork and hammer. The one you show is not hydraulic, even though the company says it is. It also seems a little small, looks like it will only work on cars, no trucks, not even the little ones.

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Stephen Owner/Technician
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