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S there a special wrench required to pull off the upper ball joints on a 2003 dodge ram van 3500

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Yes. try your tool dealers or tool rental

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Special wrench required for pulling off ball joints?


Hi my name is Allen!

Yes there are 2 tools you will need.
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Be very careful as these springs can be very dangerous.

Good News: You should be able to rent are they may even let you borrow them at AutoZone or some other auto parts store.

For further asistance you may reach me at FixYa!

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