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1999 Mercury Mountaineer Question: how do you use a ball joint press

 

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charlebeth, Palmer, AK, February 07, 2013, 17:24
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I can't figure out how to properly use the ball joint press to press the whatever you call it through that hole enough to put that ring on.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12976 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper February 08, 2013, 06:21
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    sorry to say but you may hurt yourself if you can't figure out how to use the tools. seek help as DR's are more expensive than mech.

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    pushrod, February 08, 2013, 19:51
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    I agree with greg, also this is a very important part of the suspension and needs to be installed correctly.
    And without damage! Front end shop will still be the best place to go as front end alignment is a must anytime front suspension parts are changed. Cheaper in the long run.

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    charlebeth, February 10, 2013, 09:15
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    I wasn't actually doing it myself but I will take your advise and take it to a front end shop for an inspection and alignment as it is already done. Thanks for your help and concern.

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    pushrod, February 10, 2013, 09:29
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    Safety is #1 here! Repair advice after that. Good idea taking it to the alignment shop just to be sure.

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