Hey guys, it's that time...ball joints need replaced on my 98. In the past I have had access to a lift, air tools and such, but I probably wont have access to it tonight. I can borrow the ball joint press though. Question is, how hard are these to use without an impact? Is it doable with a 1/2 ratchet?
I actually don't have large compressor anymore but have started investing in cordless impacts. I have a 3/8" drive 14.4v SnapOn that has some serious balls. I just added 1/2" cordless Craftsman. Very handy and worth investment IMO.
It is very handy, but doesn't have enough umph sometimes! I have saw the snap on 18v impacts and they are pretty nice! I have always wondered how good the plug in one's are, but they are always so much bigger and hard to get into places with.
I still got the other side to do, it ended up getting late by the time I got home from work, drove 1 hour and 15 mins to harbor freight, ate and then I stopped at 11:30....im pretty tired this morning lol
1994 Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L V8 318, Spectre cold air intake, Flowmaster Super44 muffler to 3.5" resonator tip, 30x9.5 BFG A/T's, Custom Tranny and TC shifter mod
My Build Thread--not sure how to make that the link-http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/my-build-thread-1568707/
Haven't had to do the Jeep yet and its a 95. Hopefully it's not as bad as the 98 Jaguar I have. We had to use a torch and heat them and use the cutting torch to cut them out as the press just pushed thru the center and left the rest!!! I hope I NEVER have to do that again!