How to Use a Ball Joint Tool?

Answer A ball joint tool, also called a "pickle fork", looks like a large fork with a handle on the end of it. The tool is used to separate ball joints from steering knuckles and control arms on a vehicle... Read More »

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How to Use an OTC Ball Joint Removal Tool?

The OTC ball joint removal tool is a hand press that can be used to remove or install ball joints for a variety of applications. The tool is essentially a C-clamp with a variety of adapters that al... Read More »

Ball Joint Removal Tool Instructions?

A ball joint contains two halves that are pressed together. The top half is a round ball, as the name implies, and the bottom half is a straight shaft where the ball locks on top. The ball rotates ... Read More »

Powerbuilt Ball Joint Removal Tool Instructions?

Powerbuilt tools are available at most auto parts stores, where they can be rented so you can do your job without making a major investment. The ball joint removal tool is a specialty tool that mos... Read More »

How to Fix a Bad Ball Joint?

The ball joints in a vehicle connect the control arm to the steering knuckle or column and hold the front suspension of the vehicle together. Depending on the type of front-end suspension system yo... Read More »