1985 500SEL, 2006 S500 AMG Sport, 2009 SL550 AMG Sport
has anyone used one of these tools to replace ball joints? if so, would you reuse it?
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i'm a big suspension geek, but that's what it usually comes down to...BenzQC said:If you don't have a special tool you can just bash them with a hammer
Hey "cjscopp"! Would you still have that set-up around? I'm getting ready in the next few weeks to do the front end of the 300sd. I want to get the half shaft boots done on a spare set I've got and do both jobs when I put the car on stands for a week. Let me know and I'll contribute to your car or beer fund if you can press the lower ball joints for me.cjscopp said:DarkoneSK ain't kidding,getting the ball joints out is a snap, but pressing them back in requires a special tool. I did mine a few months back and I had a tool, not the MBZ tool mind you, but a c-clamp type ball joint press. I made a custom part to complete the deal and viola' in they went. But I could not see any way to press them in the traditional way at all with the knuckle designed the way it is. The tool pictured above would never work to press the new ball joints back in.