[Mgs] Pesky ball joints

Maynard Hirsch mghirsch at netzero.net
Sat Apr 2 09:28:11 MDT 2016

Get a ball joint tool (looks sort of like a gear puller with fixed arms,  many auto parts stores will loan one to you).  Use it to put pressure on the joint.  If that does not suffice, hit the control arm with a hammer while the tool is in place.




From: Mgs [mailto:mgs-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Dan DiBiase via Mgs
Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2016 5:51 AM
To: Richard Lindsay; mgs at autox.team.net List
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Pesky ball joints


Sounds like one of those deals where perseverance, patience and penetrating oil/heat are needed.... Took 30 years for them to get that way, it might take a few weeks

to get them unstuck.... ;-)


Dan D

'76B, '65B

Central NJ SA



From: Richard Lindsay via Mgs <mgs at autox.team.net>
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Sent: Friday, April 1, 2016 7:28 PM
Subject: [Mgs] Pesky ball joints


Hey friends, I need help please. The ball joints on my Triumph GT6 project are severly stuck. They've been rusted in place for over 30 years - perhaps 40+ years! And I have tried a 'pickle fork', pounding, penetrating oil, and the torch...all to no avail.

Please tell me your ideas. My '72's suspension is ready to reassemble, except for the ball joints. Ideas? Tricks? Experiences? Magic?

Thank you. All advice is appreciated.



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