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Offline Ramses

Re: Changing upper ball joint
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2018, 07:40:23 PM »
Getting the camber eccentric off can be a real pain. I tried it with a puller and promptly broke the jar of my trusty snap on puller.

I ended up using a 10 ton press (supporting the bottom of the eccentric and pushing down on the shaft) - and needed more than 5 tons to pop it off.

5 tons!! i dont have a 10 tons press here.. I will have to visit my local machine shop to get them removed!

i have seen new and used one on ebay too.. so if its too mutch problem i know where to found other camber eccentric..

By the way, when its removed, does it have to be pressed on the new ball joint??
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Re: Changing upper ball joint
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2018, 06:11:18 AM »
I used a lot of heat to get mine off. It kind of sets itself when you install it. It is supposed to be able to rotate.
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Re: Changing upper ball joint
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2018, 07:55:47 PM »
The irony is, I ended up replacing mine with new ones from rareparts ... They looked a bit worn so I figured might as well ...

It does set itself when you install it and tighten the nut. It's the beauty of a cone - easy to mate, very hard to separate.

I think when you rotate them for alignment you rotate the eccentric with the shaft as a unit. (Rotate the shaft in the ball joint)?
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Offline Ramses

Re: Changing upper ball joint
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2018, 08:10:02 PM »
The irony is, I ended up replacing mine with new ones from rareparts ... They looked a bit worn so I figured might as well ...

It does set itself when you install it and tighten the nut. It's the beauty of a cone - easy to mate, very hard to separate.

I think when you rotate them for alignment you rotate the eccentric with the shaft as a unit. (Rotate the shaft in the ball joint)?

i have try to rotate my old one, and that camber exentric dosent rotate on the shaft, but the shaft rotate easily..

I am actually sandblasting my old arm, when its done i will bring them to my local machine shop because i dont have a press here

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Offline Ramses

Re: Changing upper ball joint
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2018, 05:26:04 PM »
I finally have the new front upper ball joint installed.. There is a plate under it, so it does not look exactly like the original, but i have installed it easily :)



Thanks to those who help me with that :)
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Re: Changing upper ball joint
« Reply #15 on: Yesterday at 10:06:31 PM »
Looks sharp!
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