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#1 ron350

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 02:59 AM

Does any one still have a Kent Moore J-35917 tie rod & ball joint separator?

Years ago GnatGoSplat posted a picture of his J-35917.

 

Some guy on ebay is has one for sale but the ball in the end of the bolt does not look right. I can’t find any other pictures of the end of the bolt so I am looking for some one that has a J-35917..


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Posted 04 March 2018 - 03:27 AM

You don't need it. Support the Regal by the subframe and unbolt the ball joint nut. I remove the axle nut and tap the cv shaft in some with a block of wood because a cv joint pulled apart the first time I did my Regal's cv. Then jack up right on the threaded rod portion of the ball joint to relieve the spring pressure and hammer a traditional ball joint separator in to release it. A little pb blaster can't hurt.

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 05:26 AM

 Thanks Imp558 the purpose of the J-35917 is to separate the tie rod and ball joint without damaging the grease boot. My tie rod ends are 3 years old and I don’t want to bust the boots with a pickle fork.


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Posted 04 March 2018 - 07:54 AM

What are you doing?

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 04:22 PM

It isn't necessary. Remove the nut, smack the knuckle a few times with a hammer, it'll pop loose. Especially if they're that new.

 

Or go to a parts store and rent a tie rod press big enough to slip over that point in the knuckle and push it out.


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Posted 04 March 2018 - 04:33 PM

Did the same on pretty new tie rods on my Cutlass when the alternator died. popped right out without a problem.

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 05:56 PM

Yeah I didn't think of that either. New ones aren't going to be crusted in as bad.


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Posted 04 March 2018 - 09:36 PM

Digitaloutsider renting a tie rod separator will do the trick if any part store rents one..

 

Arthritis has forced me to learn how to work smarter, slower and us a Hammer as little as possible. Having the correct tool for the job is now a must and no longer an option.


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 11:12 PM

I found it you unbolt the castle nut on the tie rod then jack up on the ball joint enough you can pretty much lift the tie rod out of the C-arm with easy. Thats how I change them out, the fork is close to useless.


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 01:54 AM

Consider buying a ball-joint "kit".  This was a loaner-tool at my local NAPA, until I borrowed it and liked it so much that I bought the thing.  The same kit is available from several sources.  This one was "made" by KD, which is now Gearwrench.

 

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https://www.amazon.c...1690 ball joint

 

 

 

 

 

The Kent-Moore tool I'm seeing on eBay looks like the end of the threaded rod is mushroomed.  Might not be useless, but can't be a happy thing.

https://www.ebay.com...tEAAOSww-BaWSu6


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 09:14 PM

Thanks Schurkey that is a good looking ball-joint kit.


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