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Old 04-28-2017, 08:26 PM
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- Not everyone has air hammer, bench vise etc.

- If you read amazon reviews, it is very good:
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If you are not willing to invest in tools to fix your cars, you shouldn't be fixing cars. I saw more screw up by people who don't have the right tools to work on their cars. They end up rounding nuts because they got a crappy set of twelve points sockets instead of a decent set of six points sockets. After a while, they get frustrated and start breaking things when they should have just brought the car to a professional mechanic.
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If you are not willing to invest in tools to fix your cars, you shouldn't be fixing cars...
I think you got it wrong. So you think the tool I listed in the original post is not professional tool?
It is professional tool, but it is much more affordable now, at $20, it is cheap!

I have a lot tools. I have fixed cars for 25 years and have never needed air chisel (I have used it but I don't own it).

My original post is to mention a tool mechanics use to remove the OUTER CV joint, then people come in and show off their air hammer, special tool etc. Seriously, this CV tool is professional tool used by mechanics all over the world! Just go to youtube and see it...
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If you are not willing to invest in tools to fix your cars, you shouldn't be fixing cars. I saw more screw up by people who don't have the right tools to work on their cars. They end up rounding nuts because they got a crappy set of twelve points sockets instead of a decent set of six points sockets. After a while, they get frustrated and start breaking things when they should have just brought the car to a professional mechanic.
... and then they buy an air hammer so they can break stuff even faster and more easily.
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I think you got it wrong. So you think the tool I listed in the original post is not professional tool?
It is professional tool, but it is much more affordable now, at $20, it is cheap!

I have a lot tools. I have fixed cars for 25 years and have never needed air chisel (I have used it but I don't own it).

My original post is to mention a tool mechanics use to remove the OUTER CV joint, then people come in and show off their air hammer, special tool etc. Seriously, this CV tool is professional tool used by mechanics all over the world! Just go to youtube and see it...
Mine arrived this afternoon, amazingly. It look pretty well made, regardless of price. Good finish. Good fit. Plenty of steel. Measurements were as shown in the ad. Since bore diameter was mentioned as an issue, I calipered that at 29.8mm (vs. the 30mm listed, but this was a dial caliper in inches that I then converted to mm).

I don't own an air chisel either. I've probably been stuck on projects where I wished I had one, but at the end of it all found a less destructive solution that still got the job done.

BTW, I bought it from eBay seller mlautotools, it was item 262857000603, but that has now sold out.
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Old 04-28-2017, 10:49 PM
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Mine arrived this afternoon, amazingly. It look pretty well made, regardless of price. Good finish. Good fit. Plenty of steel. Measurements were as shown in the ad. Since bore diameter was mentioned as an issue, I calipered that at 29.8mm (vs. the 30mm listed, but this was a dial caliper in inches that I then converted to mm).

I don't own an air chisel either. I've probably been stuck on projects where I wished I had one, but at the end of it all found a less destructive solution that still got the job done.

BTW, I bought it from eBay seller mlautotools, it was item 262857000603, but that has now sold out.
Like I posted before, the tool is too small for the CV axle to fit through. The axle nut is M27 but what is the actual outside diameter of the threaded portion of the CV joint??? Bet you it's a little bigger than 29.8mm.

Needed to replace the lower ball joint on the Soccer mom's minivan. With my Air hammer I had the ball joint out of the knuckle in no time at all. A lot less swearing.
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I think you got it wrong. So you think the tool I listed in the original post is not professional tool?
It is professional tool, but it is much more affordable now, at $20, it is cheap!

I have a lot tools. I have fixed cars for 25 years and have never needed air chisel (I have used it but I don't own it).

My original post is to mention a tool mechanics use to remove the OUTER CV joint, then people come in and show off their air hammer, special tool etc. Seriously, this CV tool is professional tool used by mechanics all over the world! Just go to youtube and see it...
Never said the tool you listed wasn't a professional tool. It is used by mechanics to save time. I just informed you that the tool is too small for the CV joint in our BMW.

I'm just saying that if you don't want to invest in tools, then you shouldn't be working on cars. My dad, who was an ASE certified mechanic taught me the value of using the right tool to fix cars.
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If you are not willing to invest in tools to fix your cars, you shouldn't be fixing cars. I saw more screw up by people who don't have the right tools to work on their cars. They end up rounding nuts because they got a crappy set of twelve points sockets instead of a decent set of six points sockets. After a while, they get frustrated and start breaking things when they should have just brought the car to a professional mechanic.

> Bashes on people for not using the correct tool designed for the job
> Suggests using a hammer to knock off the cv joint instead of using a specific CV joint tool


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> Bashes on people for not using the correct tool designed for the job
> Suggests using a hammer to knock off the cv joint instead of using a specific CV joint tool


The tool that the OP posted will not work with our CV joint. How do I know, I have one of those tools and when I tried to use it on the X it wouldn't fit the cv joint. Perhaps I should just let you guys buy the tools and let you find out for yourself that the tool won't work on our truck. This will be after you have the axle out of the hub and can't figure a way to remove the CV joint from the axle.

I suggested using a Brass drift and a Big hammer, which worked for me. The brass drift will not damage the surface of the CV joint since brass is a soft material, and you need the weight of a heavy hammer to provide enough force to overcome the clip that is retaining the cv joint to the axle. I have always offered solutions to car problems base on my experience with the job. If I never did the job I will not offer advice.

If you know of a better way to remove the CV joint off the axle, lets hear it.
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And sometimes, you need a big hammer to fix the problem.

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Like I posted before, the tool is too small for the CV axle to fit through. The axle nut is M27 but what is the actual outside diameter of the threaded portion of the CV joint??? Bet you it's a little bigger than 29.8mm...
Like I said, this tool looks good, and I'm glad to have it in hand for whatever I might need it for on my various cars.

But it would help to know definitively if it will fit. You say in a later post that you tried and it did not work, but ...

If the axle nut is M27 (is it?) then the outer (major) diameter of the threaded portion will be pretty close to 26.97mm. But then there is a splined section in-board of the threads. This section looks to be bigger than the threaded portion, and possibly bigger than 30mm.

I can see how this tool would fit over the M27 threads, but then hit the splined section, and not leave enough of the threads exposed to get the nut on and make it work.

Does this sound accurate? Upallnight, did you mean "splined" portion when you said "threaded"?

I'll be ready with the hammer and brass drift if needed, but always prefer the lower impact solutions if possible, especially when bearings are involved.
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