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Old 03-27-2006, 11:01 PM   #1
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Has anyone replaced one? If so how difficult was it and can I use any ball joint separator or do I need to use the specific tool mentioned in the manual?

2001 Corvette Convertable

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Old 03-28-2006, 11:53 PM   #2
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If you use a wedge style (pickle fork) to separate the ball joint you will ruin the rubber boot. Check with your local auto store & see if they loan tools. I know Auto Zone does. I was in Auto Zone today and they had a picture of all the tools they loan on the counter. I believe O-Reilly does also. I think you pay for the tool (in case you keep it) and they give your money back when you return the tool. They should have a ball joint separator that will not damage the boot.

I have not done one but if you have the factory manual it should guide you. If you don't have one let me know. I have an 02 manual I could fax the pages to you. I imagine it would be the same as your 01.
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Old 04-06-2006, 11:29 PM   #3
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i used this write up. first one took 3hrs 1 of which was spent driving around looking for a 55tqx.
other side took 1.5hrs.
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