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Old 08-06-2016, 01:57 PM   #1
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Stahl Wille SF12623 Two Stage Tie Rod Tool

Stahl Wille SF12623 Two Stage Tie Rod Tool

From the instructions I have for replacing the rear springs, it mentions using the above tool. Is there a cheaper alternative. Amazon lists at about $230.

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Old 08-06-2016, 02:36 PM   #2
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Yeah the harbor freight version, it is very nice and around $20'ish. You may have to use a grinder to widen the jaws slightly to better handle the LCA ball joint ends. But it may nit be 100% necessary. I was able to do one without widening the jaws, and the other was so frozen I had to.pound it with a pickle fork and a sledge hammer. Luckily I was replacing it

This one:

http://m.harborfreight.com/3-4-quarter-inch-forged-ball-joint-separator-99849.html

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Old 08-06-2016, 03:40 PM   #3
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Kroil or PB Blaster may help .Let it soak/reapply for a few hours or better,overnight.Also use the double hammer trick a few times as you tighten the tool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_motcAywkM

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Old 08-06-2016, 03:42 PM   #4
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I love Harbor Freight. They are great for oddball non pro quality tools.
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Old 08-06-2016, 05:49 PM   #5
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Old 08-08-2016, 09:37 AM   #6
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One other question, since I am removing a ball joint, I will need to put back. Do I need to lube anything or is the ball joint self contained.

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