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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-09-2001, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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ball stud removal/install

I've been looking at the factory service manual for removing/installing ball studs. It calls for a special tool (puller type unit). Can it be done on a hydraulic press instead?

I am wanting to buy a 12 ton hydraulic press (Harbor Freight) anyway, but this would help me make the decision.

Will a 12 ton press be enough for bearings, wheel studs, ujoints, etc? I know I will need one when I finally do the 4-to-1 install too.

Any experience would be great.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-09-2001, 07:32 PM
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Re: ball stud removal/install

I just rebuilt a t-case and 465 with a 12 ton, it worked fine.

post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-09-2001, 07:41 PM
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Re: ball stud removal/install

i have no need for a press so i would say hey what effort is involved in paying a deposit and using a ball stud remover for free from a local shop.

spend the mula on something else

course i dont have a shop ( its all in my jeep )
in the first place.... only wish.......
but then id have to decide what stays and what goes!~

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-09-2001, 09:42 PM
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Re: ball stud removal/install

I'd say 12 ton would be plenty, and sure handy to have around. BTW, you will only the the press for ONE bearing on a D300 4:1 install, the other bearings come off by pressing against the case, and whacking the end of the shaft. And I installed every one without a press by heating them with a propane torch.

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