Sway Bar Linkage Ball Joint Removal on 2002 Ford Focus

I need a Sway Bar Linkage Ball Joint Removal Tool.... Anyone know where I can find one or if there is a substitute for removing this thing. I have looked everywhere with no luck.

by in Camby, IN on June 24, 2010
2 answers 3 comments
ANSWER by on June 24, 2010
Your local Napa Auto Parts store www.napaonline.com If they don't have it they can order and have it by 8AM the next morning
COMMENT by on June 24, 2010
I went there today and the only thing we could find is called a tie rod end puller it may work but I think I am going to use a tool that looks similar to a tuning fork.
COMMENT by on June 25, 2010
We call it a pickle fork
ANSWER by on June 24, 2010
the stud has a hex on the ned that is 5/16 i think. the nut is 18mm. you hold the nut and turn the stud until it is off and the link falls off. Roy
COMMENT by on June 24, 2010
The aftermarket part that I bought is thay way however, the factory part that needs replaced is smooth with notchs on either side. I think I need a tool that looks like a tuning fork.