Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 16:59:55 +1000 (EST) From: Craig's Saab C900 Site <c900nospam.apana.org.au> Subject: [Saab_c900] saab ball joint tool - alternatives?
Hi everyone, The upper balljoints for both front wheels on my 1985 900i are shot (broken boots, etc.) and the only part where I'm getting stuck is getting the ball joint shaft out of the swivel member. The Bentley manual says not to use a generic ball joint separator fork. There is a Saab special tool (# 89 95 409 shown but is a substitute tool available from anywhere else? Short of being able to get a Saab tool or a suitable alternative, what other methods can be used to get the balljoints out of the swivel member? I've emailed the people at Samstag Sales (www.samstagsales.com) who sell a lot of specialised automotive tools to ask if they know of a good substitute to the Saab tool. I'll forward whatever info I receive back unless the people from Samstag reply directly to this posting. Regards, Craig. -- Craig's Saab C900 Page --> http://nospam/~c900 Sydney, NSW Australia Craig's Saab C900 Workshop -- For all Saab C900 Enthusiasts world-wide! http://www.nospam.net http://www.nospam c900nospam.apana.org.au Come and explore our site, and check out our web-forums, mailing list, etc.