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#1 eag13

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 10:45 PM

hi,i have a escort 55 and i'm wanting to replace my inner drive shaft boot,i'll be using a universal rubber boot,but i'm having trouble getting the control arm ball joint to seperate from the hub,it'll drop out only around 1/4 inch then refuses to budge,tried using a crow bar but can't seem to find any purchase,time was getting on so re-assembled everything,thinking of applying to F1 as i'm becoming an expert in wheel removal and replacement :lol: any advice gratefully recieved.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 11:19 AM

hi,i have a escort 55 and i'm wanting to replace my inner drive shaft boot,i'll be using a universal rubber boot,but i'm having trouble getting the control arm ball joint to seperate from the hub,it'll drop out only around 1/4 inch then refuses to budge,tried using a crow bar but can't seem to find any purchase,time was getting on so re-assembled everything,thinking of applying to F1 as i'm becoming an expert in wheel removal and replacement :lol: any advice gratefully recieved.


have you tried using a ball joint fork?

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 11:30 PM

have you tried using a ball joint fork?



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Posted 08 August 2010 - 11:41 PM

hi stef123,of all the tools i own,a ball joint fork aint amongst them,got in about it today and found a length of 4"x2" between the control arm and the locating hole for the upper ball joint worked well :lol: , suppose after putting in a 73hour week driving a lorry tackling that job after coming home wasn't one of my best ideas,but after a decent nights kip,a bacon butty and a cup o' tea,bang job done,cheers though,gonna go out and get a fork soon :D .

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 06:17 PM

hi stef123,of all the tools i own,a ball joint fork aint amongst them,got in about it today and found a length of 4"x2" between the control arm and the locating hole for the upper ball joint worked well :lol: , suppose after putting in a 73hour week driving a lorry tackling that job after coming home wasn't one of my best ideas,but after a decent nights kip,a bacon butty and a cup o' tea,bang job done,cheers though,gonna go out and get a fork soon :D .


:lol: :lol: well, it worked, do you have room in your toolbox for it? :lol: 73hr week driving a lorry must be tough going? dont fancy that one bit, on the other hand i do fancy a bacon butty lol.


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