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P38A Upper and Lower Ball Joint tools?

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by Andy Burrell, Jun 26, 2022.

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  1. Karlos the jackal

    Karlos the jackal Well-Known Member

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    just the ball joints to remove and put back in
    did you get a axle seal?
     
  2. Andy Burrell

    Andy Burrell Retired to the country Full Member

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    Yep got the seal. Looks pretty rusty under there. Will have to give it a good cleanup and paint.
     

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    Do you mean the big nut on the end of the drive shaft? No need to undo that to remove the hub and do the swivels
     
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  4. Andy Burrell

    Andy Burrell Retired to the country Full Member

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    Am going to give it all a good cleanup and regrease the wheel bearings at the same time. Don't think maintenance was a high priority for one of the former owners. Someone has even painted the calipers light blue for some reason.
     
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    Some brick acid from tool station or builders will take the donkey work out of cleaning that rust off and that where hammer comes in handy again for beating the scale off
     
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    The yoke is easy to clean up once the swivels are out. The hub can be cleaned up on the bench. Next stress is getting the abs sensor out! Then the bloody balljoints, I wish you well:D.
    DONT TOUCH/MOVE THE ADJUSTABLE COLLECT UNDER THE BOTTOM BALLJOINT:p!
     
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    I painted mine with ATF on SS’s recommendation. Worked great few days later it had eaten all the crap off left it shiny whereas it started off very similar to yours. Cleaned up luverly for MOT. Thing was weeks later it had continued doing its thing and seemed crustier than ever. Came off is decent enough now though. Evil stuff never get it on you.
     

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    Mark Piercy Well fumbled member.... Full Member

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    Gearbox oil? Interesting, I'll keep that in mind. Why didn't you paint it up @RangeRoller dt
     
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    He ran out of orange paint Mark.;):D
     
  10. Andy Burrell

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    So started the strip down today in between the rain showers. Pictures show how far I got before realising I didn't have a 24mm spanner to undo the top ball joint bolt, one will be here tomorrow. The o/s is so seized up its difficult to move in either direction and undoing the bottom bolt moved the hub before it started to come undone. More fun and games tomorrow..
     

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    Grrrrrr Technician, Bodgit & Scarper Ltd Full Member

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    The Land Rover tool has 3 legs like the heavy duty ones used on tricks. The ones with 2 legs are a better bet than a C shape clamp.
     
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    I did? :confused: With atf :D
    Was too rough like ^^^ above. Maybe when I get round to doing these ball joints itl be gooderer now. Still need EP90 (that’s shot up in price!:oops:), splitter to pop the track rods off, and new hub bolts (£32!). Possibly abs sensors/CVs/hubs who knows :eek:.
    Unsure wether to get a gear puller for the hubs or what size? Once it’s off il be stuck here til it’s done without the p38 to take me anywhere.
     
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    EP90? What is that for??
     
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    You just need one or two good hammers to pop the track rod ends Jack lad. A good few sharp blows on the hole the track end fits into and it'll eventually pop out;)
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    That’s what I thought , but the tops and bottom look hard to get to
     
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    Not if your good with a bangy stick:p
     
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    75wEP90 is the oil I’ve been putting in the diffs? Main job is shaft oil seals and ball joints. Been weeping while so new fluid or atleast a top. Last time I changed it was when I first signed up here and likely not done before that.
     
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    Is that a wind-cheating mic above your 6th finger?
     
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    the one strapped to my cod piece?
     
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    You're never that lithe to have got that wee thing into shot, Shirley? :rolleyes::D
     
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