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Picklefork and I were defeated by the ball joint.. (archive)

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Posted by Marlin on August 30, 2001 at 22:32:26:

In Reply to: How did you get to the ball joint? posted by Chris Rose on August 30, 2001 at 21:51:29:

I used the pickle fork after taking the struts off, as I was replacing the strut inserts anyway. You've got direct access to the ball joints that way.

Yes, I was defeated in my battle with the ball joint. I completely mushroomed the end of the picklefork, and the jaws of the fork ended up being grooved so bad that it was unusable by the time I conceded.

Took it to the dealer. The mechanic broke an air impact picklefork on it. Hah! Had to get the torch out before it finally broke loose.

There was some satisfaction in that...

Marlin


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