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Join Date: Sep 1998
Location: Brooklyn Park, MN, USA
Re: Lower Ball Joint Boot Install trick???
I used a pipe that matched the diameter of the perimeter of the boot and hit on the ring part. Worked but not perfect as the pipes edge is still sharp enough to cut into the boot no matter where it contacts.
I even tried a small socket and just tapped around till I got it seated. That worked too but I put a small pinhole in one of my boots on accident. I didnt mind, the amount of grease inside will render any small amount of water that gets in there harmless, plus greasing it every oil change. It isnt really a big deal.
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