Ducato ball joints

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  1. Techno

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    Should be but you cant need a ball joint yet surely
     
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    :Eeek::Eeek:I beg your pardon?:ROFLMAO:
     
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    Yes matey
    MOT examiner showed me today even though he passed it.
    It makes sense really as it is the same side that had a smashed strut top bearing and knackered damping. POT HOLE in France last year. Strut came to light when having new upgraded coil springs fitted.

    BTW that is the most expensive ball joint at £34 :roflmto: I could have the choice of two at a tenner each :Eeek:
     
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    All you actually need is a large hammer.....and hit the end of the swinging arm (not the ball joint).....worked everytime for me for 30 years in the motor trade.
     
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    I'd rather not :Eeek:
     
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    I too have used the "hammer on the end of the arm" for over 30 years but with light commercials I have come across plenty of cases where it just didn't work, by the way I use a three pound copper/hide mallet on copper side rather than an actual hammer. I have a splitter like th one Techno has shown and that, along with a "judicious whack" from the copper mallet has never failed...........................yet.

    D.
     
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    Lol...coward..::bigsmile:

    I remember coming from college and my forman asked what I'd been doing and I replied "ball joints" so he said right you can go and do that 100 over there it needs them all doing...(in those days you adjusted them with shims) so I asked him where he kept the ball joint splitter and he handed me a 1.5 pound hammer and I looked at him gone out....then he showed me the technique and I never looked back...:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    As a 17 year old I spent ages with a hammer trying along comes dad hgv mechanic/driver tells me I am not hitting it hard enough one whack from my old dad and off she came.
    Boy do I really miss my dad:Sad:
     
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    Just realised I've been reading about a load of blokes discussing their balls!
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    Thanks everyone, you'll all be in the credits when I photo guide it hammer and all :ROFLMAO::thumb:
     
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    If its a really tight one use 2 hammers in opposite directions at the same time.



    Via BT & Fon from Thaon les Vosges.
     
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    Should be the thickness of the suspension arm plus the length of the ball joint thread that protrudes through.
     
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    Yes I know but at some point I may need new suspension arms :thumb:

    MOT in 2013 said my rear bushes were perished :roflmto: lying tw@t still ok now but he offered to fit new ones for over £600 :Eeek:

    Hence I found an honest garage this time.

    I now use and can't speak highly enough of these peeps
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    ive always used a bar and hammer but motors are so flimsy nowdays there often nowhere to lever against the days of the chunky chassis is past
     
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    Too late to get in the credits John :roflmto:
     
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    Here is that bad boy :roflmto: He'll be getting Techno'd soon :thumb:
    BTW the splitter I bought probably doesnt have a wide enough jaw but I'll file it out. It is 20mm I believe but probably needs to be about 24mm

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