View Full Version : Ball joint spanner wrench required on 95-up D30?

February 12th, 2012, 18:07
It's ball joint time on the 97 XJ. Already have a press w/ sockets/adapters. I thought the spanner was only needed for sleeves on older axles but I'm forgetting how old "older" is anymore. The senior moments are starting . . .

February 12th, 2012, 18:09
No wrench needed. When I did my 91 I didn't need it then either.

February 16th, 2012, 18:36
i did my fiance"s in her '96 over this past summer, all 4 of them. the knuckle is kinda tight in there with the press i had and after your done with all the sockets/adapters on the thing half the time it dont fit. there were no c-clips to remove on her 96 either just press out , then back in. oh and i found it muchhhhhh easier in the beginning to just cutt the ball joint studs off flush, easier to fit the press and attatchments in there then.

February 16th, 2012, 20:11
Grab a 3lb sledge, it'll make your job easy.

Tighten the press as much as you can with a box wrench and one arm. Whack the side of the inner C next to the press with the sledge solidly a few times, the balljoint should pop out a bit. Rinse, lather, repeat.