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I need help with uniball replacement

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by extrmsob293, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Feb 22, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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    extrmsob293

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    I need to replace the uniball on my camburg UCA but I don't have the retaining ring plier and a press... I tried it with the plier that I bought at harbor freight and it didn't work. If anyone live around Anaheim area and has tools please help me... I'm almost done getting my suspension together
     
  2. Feb 22, 2013 at 7:27 PM
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    They are easy to press out with the right tools. with that said, you should be able to bring the arms to any automotive machine shop local to your area to have them swap them out..shouldn't charge too much for it.

    I just did mine earlier in the week and took less then an hour to remove and reinstall the UCA's.

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  3. Feb 22, 2013 at 9:41 PM
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    i called around and they want $20 per side which is alot for me :( all i need is the snap ring plier to take the snap ring off. I can press it out with my big C-clamp at home :D. Someone let me borrow this tool please :D
     
  4. Feb 23, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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  5. Feb 23, 2013 at 11:08 PM
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    they're about 150 for the whole set haha
     
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  7. Feb 24, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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    I tried that already, there was too much tension for the plier and I think the plier was bent. Someone help me out here
     
  8. Feb 24, 2013 at 5:08 PM
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    A good set of pliers will run you what its going to cost for someone to just do it for you. I paid like $160 or something dumb for a matco set.
     
  9. Feb 24, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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    Go to Sears and buy a pair..you can get what you need for under twenty bucks..
     
  10. Feb 24, 2013 at 5:39 PM
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    My snap ring pliers from Sears that I got in the mid 1980's are still going strong. I may have bent them a little bit, but I worked on a lot of Chevy 3/4 and 1 ton drivetrains. Use them correctly and carefully and they'll last a lifetime.
     
  11. Feb 24, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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    Man I'm broke and I'm just trying to borrow some tools not actually buying the tools. I'm a college student and I don't have a lot of money :(
     
  12. Feb 24, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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    Sears > harbor freight anyday I just don't have the money to buy it
     
  13. Feb 24, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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    Walk into autozone with the arms and see if they have the snap ring pliers there that you could use real quick.
     
  14. Feb 24, 2013 at 6:09 PM
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    If you come up with nothing, I live in Yucca Valley. You can make the drive in another car if your truck is all apart. Not sure where you are at.
     
  15. Feb 24, 2013 at 6:15 PM
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    Thanks but I guess it is a far drive from Anaheim to your place
     
  16. Feb 24, 2013 at 6:19 PM
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    Yea you would be looking at 2 hrs.
     
  17. Feb 25, 2013 at 4:45 PM
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    I went to Oreilly yesterday and one of the employee helped me took them out :D. Now I will sand down the arms and repaint them black since they were chrome plated
     
  18. Feb 25, 2013 at 4:52 PM
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    Chorme plated?
     
  19. Feb 25, 2013 at 4:58 PM
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    Lots of sanding to get down to a good base through the chrome.
     
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