what tool do I need for this?

Discussion in 'Clio 200 Area' started by Ice_ken, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. Ice_ken

    Ice_ken Paid Member

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    Hi guys,

    i'm rebuilding the uprights of my clio rs 200. I'm replacing all joints and the wheelbearings.

    This is the baljoint that goes into the suspension A arm, but what tool do I need to replace these?

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  2. Dumdum

    Dumdum Gold Member

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    I know Peugeot do a similar ball joint turreted socket that may be right, they do two sizes in a set, maybe try taking the ball joint to a local machine mart and see if they do one that fits

    I suspect one of the pug ones will fit and do the job
     
  3. Mark_L

    Mark_L Paid Member

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    You'll need a press for the other ball joints.

    Not sure on the socket, I think @tombate911 has some info on it.

    Be careful to press them in straight. I've seen people crack the alloy before.
     
  4. Dumdum

    Dumdum Gold Member

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    It’s the bigget pug socket (50mm diameter it’s listed as normally) with a mm removed from the teeth to engage the ballpoints four cutouts

    Put it over the ball and bolt it with spacers (m14 nut worked for the guy I got this from, but washers would do) and then run a nut up so it doesn’t slip and is well and truly on, then it’s a 35mm socket over the tool (he used a 36 6 sided and said it did the job!)
     
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  5. kmxgoon

    kmxgoon Paid Member

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    Would a c spanner not do the job ? Or the pikey method of a big flathead screwdriver and a lump hammer.
     
  6. Dumdum

    Dumdum Gold Member

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    You have never had the privilege of undoing or seem to know how tight these are, think a 4-6 foot bar and heat is normal for these!
     
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  7. kmxgoon

    kmxgoon Paid Member

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    These are on my to do list soon, thanks for the heads up
     
  8. Dumdum

    Dumdum Gold Member

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    They are a ba****d to undo, see some of the ‘lower ball joint replacement’ threads most mention heat, long bars and lots of force, one bloke just brought new arms after attempting it and battering seven shade out of it, tbh I’ve done plenty of them in various guises, including lots of 407 swivel hubs and once you get round the fact they are mega tight as galvanic corrosion (two different metals) sets up a tight thread into a silly tight thread you then just workout lots of heat and a decent socket for the job does the trick I’ve even done the odd Megane hub which is very similar to the Clios but from memory it was a complete hub as it was truly mullered
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2018
  9. Ice_ken

    Ice_ken Paid Member

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    I'll be attempting it this weekend. I've got the tools now.
     

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