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  • iD Select® - 2 Pieces Black Chrome Vanadium Steel Adjustable Coil Spring Compressors
    iD Select® 2 Pieces Black Chrome Vanadium Steel Adjustable Coil Spring Compressors (30-1002079)
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    # mpn4855851511
    Universal 2 Pieces Black Chrome Vanadium Steel Adjustable Coil Spring Compressors by iD Select®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with...
    Designed to help to get your job done rightManufactured utilizing the highest quality materials
    $33.00
  • Astro Pneumatic Tool® - Ball Joint Puller
    Astro Pneumatic Tool® Ball Joint Puller (78620)
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    # mpn4701736163
    Ball Joint Puller by Astro Pneumatic Tool®. If you’re looking for a reliable solution to complete your project, this 1st-grade product is right up your alley. Designed utilizing the finest materials, it delivers unmatched levels of...
    Designed for easy use with vehicle on jack stands using a deep 24mm socket and impact or hand wrenchOr use included 5/8-18 thread adapter with any common slide hammer
    $19.98
  • Performance Tool® - Inner Tie Rod Tool
    Performance Tool® Inner Tie Rod Tool (W83027)
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    # mpn4699234565
    Universal Inner Tie Rod Tool by Performance Tool®. If you’re looking for a reliable solution to complete your project, this 1st-grade product is right up your alley. Designed utilizing the finest materials, it delivers unmatched...
    Use to easily turn inner tie rod ends that are smooth or have flatsAn inexpensive way to remove inner tie rods without removing the outer tie rod first
    $12.99
  • Performance Tool® - MacPherson Professional Strut Spring Compressor
    Performance Tool® MacPherson Professional Strut Spring Compressor
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    # 4332464241
    Universal MacPherson Professional Strut Spring Compressor by Performance Tool®. If you’re looking for a reliable solution to complete your project, this 1st-grade product is right up your alley. Designed utilizing the finest...
    Includes locking pins for additional safetyDesigned to help to get your job done right
    $35.22 - $41.12
  • Performance Tool® - Ball Joint Separator
    Performance Tool® Ball Joint Separator (W83022)
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    # mpn4525946074
    Universal Ball Joint Separator by Performance Tool®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from...
    For separating the ball joint from the spindle armAdjustable for different size ball joints
    $26.55
  • KT Pro® - Bearing Locknut Socket
    KT Pro® Bearing Locknut Socket
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    # 4332464269
    Universal Bearing Locknut Socket by KT Pro®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and deliver great...
    Impact qualityExceeds ANSI & DIN standards
    $24.39 - $75.01
  • Lang Tools® - Axle Nut Socket
    Lang Tools® Axle Nut Socket
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    # 4194017812
    Universal Axle Nut Socket by Lang Tools®. If you’re looking for a reliable solution to complete your project, this 1st-grade product is right up your alley. Designed utilizing the finest materials, it delivers unmatched levels of...
    Designed to help to get your job done rightManufactured utilizing the highest quality materials
    $19.47 - $33.00
  • Lang Tools® - Axle Nut Socket
    Lang Tools® Axle Nut Socket
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    # sp244346
    Axle Nut Socket by Lang Tools®. Designed for use with a torque wrench when servicing truck wheel bearing locknuts. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a...
    Designed for use with a torque wrench when servicing truck wheel bearing locknuts3/4" square drive opening
    $18.23 - $25.74
  • OEM Tools® - MacPherson Strut Spring Compressor
    OEM Tools® MacPherson Strut Spring Compressor (25550)
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    # mpn1574793370
    Universal MacPherson Strut Spring Compressor by OEM Tools®. The OEMTools Strut Spring Compressor is great for your shop or garage. This item is designed to compress most MacPherson Strut Spring sizes. The broad spring contact and built...
    Heat Treated Forcing ScrewSafety Latches
    $38.75
  • Performance Tool® - Steel Jaws Coil Spring Compressor
    Performance Tool® Steel Jaws Coil Spring Compressor (W89311)
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    # mpn4525946256
    Universal Steel Jaws Coil Spring Compressor by Performance Tool®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship....
    Chrome moly steel jawsBilingual instructions
    $34.16
  • Performance Tool® - Inner Tie Rod Tool Master Set
    Performance Tool® Inner Tie Rod Tool Master Set (W89302)
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    # mpn4786386041
    Universal Inner Tie Rod Tool Master Set by Performance Tool®. If you’re looking for a reliable solution to complete your project, this 1st-grade product is right up your alley. Designed utilizing the finest materials, it delivers...
    Designed to remove, and install inner tie rods quickly and easily12 different adapters to cover most applications on cars and light trucks
    $56.17
  • OTC® - Ball Joint Adapter Set
    OTC® Ball Joint Adapter Set
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    # sp222610
    Ball Joint Adapter Set by OTC®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and deliver great quality at...
    Designed to help to get your job done rightManufactured utilizing the highest quality materials
    $67.05 - $903.79
  • OTC® - Remover for 7919 Ball Joint Adapter Set
    OTC® Remover for 7919 Ball Joint Adapter Set (313968)
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    # mpn4642020761
    Universal Remover for 7919 Ball Joint Adapter Set by OTC®. If you’re looking for a reliable solution to complete your project, this 1st-grade product is right up your alley. Designed utilizing the finest materials, it delivers...
    Designed to help to get your job done rightManufactured utilizing the highest quality materials
    $22.71
  • Performance Tool® - Lock Nut Hex Socket
    Performance Tool® Lock Nut Hex Socket
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    # sp244365
    Lock Nut Hex Socket by Performance Tool®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from...
    Only the best build qualityDesigned specifically to help you
    $13.60 - $14.77
  • Sunex® - Wheel Bearing Locknut Socket
    Sunex® Wheel Bearing Locknut Socket
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    # 4844334894
    Universal Wheel Bearing Locknut Socket by Sunex®. All products are trusted for their design and engineering, and Sunex® will continue to equip customers with high quality tools at the best value thanks to rich heritage of developing...
    Developed using innovations to effectively serve the automotive aftermarketGuaranteed to provide the ultimate comfort and perform as hard as you do
    $24.83 - $48.90
  • Performance Tool® - MacPherson Strut Spring Compressor
    Performance Tool® MacPherson Strut Spring Compressor
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    # 4332465246
    Universal MacPherson Strut Spring Compressor by Performance Tool®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship....
    Only the best build qualityDesigned specifically to help you
    $28.34 - $39.39
  • Specialty Products® - Spring Compressor
    Specialty Products® Spring Compressor (40260)
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    # mpn1250375354
    Universal Spring Compressor by Specialty Products®. This two-piece internally threaded spring compressor is a great option for MacPherson strut, coilover, and other accessible springs. With 1" - 11" of travel and a 2645 lbf (1200kg) max...
    Designed to help to get your job done rightManufactured utilizing the highest quality materials
    $141.49
  • Performance Tool® - 4-in-1 Ball Joint Adapter Kit
    Performance Tool® 4-in-1 Ball Joint Adapter Kit (W89304)
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    # mpn4525946253
    4-in-1 Ball Joint Adapter Kit by Performance Tool®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from...
    This set includes the necessary tools to service press fit type ball joints without removing the control armService most car and light truck U joints either on or off the vehicle
    $100.19
  • Performance Tool® - Tie Rod/Ball Joint Separator Set
    Performance Tool® Tie Rod/Ball Joint Separator Set (W89310)
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    # mpn4525946255
    Universal Tie Rod/Ball Joint Separator Set by Performance Tool®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship....
    For separating most types of pitman arms, tie rods and ball joints found on automotive and light truck applicationsBilingual instructions
    $50.52
  • OTC® - Ball Joint Separator
    OTC® Ball Joint Separator (6655)
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    # mpn4701736268
    Ball Joint Separator by OTC®. This press separates the lower control arm ball joint from the steering knuckle. If you’re looking for a reliable solution to complete your project, this 1st-grade product is right up your alley. Designed...
    Designed to help to get your job done rightManufactured utilizing the highest quality materials
    $219.35
  • OTC® - Outer Tie Rod Remover
    OTC® Outer Tie Rod Remover (7503)
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    # mpn1929362
    Universal Outer Tie Rod Remover by OTC®. Redesigned to use on imports and many front wheel drive vehicles, including SUVs with rack and pinion steering. Live center tip on forcing screw swivels to align tool to tie rod stud to ease in...
    Works on FWD and RWD import and domestic vehiclesUp to 5 tons of force can be applied
    $63.81
  • OTC® - U-Joint Removal/Installing Tool
    OTC® U-Joint Removal/Installing Tool (7248)
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    # mpn4786386670
    Universal U-Joint Removal/Installing Tool by OTC®. This helpful tool uses a forcing-screw press to safely remove and replace automotive universal joints with needle bearings, including GM plastic pin CV U-joints.
    Designed to help to get your job done rightManufactured utilizing the highest quality materials
    $134.27
  • OTC® - Up to 2" FWD Ball Joint Separator
    OTC® Up to 2" FWD Ball Joint Separator (6297)
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    # mpn1929383
    Universal Up to 2" FWD Ball Joint Separator by OTC®. This tool is used to separate the ball joint from the spindle support arm. It works on many domestic and import front wheel drive vehicles, and is adjustable up to 2" for different...
    Designed to help to get your job done rightManufactured utilizing the highest quality materials
    $51.44
  • OEM Tools® - Master Tie Rod Tool
    OEM Tools® Master Tie Rod Tool (27178)
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    # mpn4620191179
    Universal Master Tie Rod Tool by OEM Tools®. The OEMTOOLS™ Master Inner Tie Rod Tool Set makes it easy to remove and re-install inner tie rods without removing the rack and pinion. The inner tie rod removal set includes SAE and metric...
    Tube Handle Makes it Easy to Remove and Re-install to Proper TorqueCrowfoot Adapters are Nickel Plated for Durability
    $90.43
  • Lisle® - 11/16" Stepped Tie Rod Separator
    Lisle® 11/16" Stepped Tie Rod Separator (18520)
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    # mpn4644687248
    Universal 11/16" Stepped Tie Rod Separator by Lisle®. Used to replace worn out tie rods and to separate shock absorber links. Stepped design helps keep tool from bouncing back. These heavy-duty tools are drop forged and heat-treated for...
    Expertly Crafted using premium-grade materialsUnsurpassed in functionality and reliability
    $17.92
  • Lisle® - CV Boot Clamp Pliers
    Lisle® CV Boot Clamp Pliers
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    # 3271473994
    Universal CV Boot Clamp Pliers by Lisle®. If you’re looking for a reliable solution to complete your project, this 1st-grade product is right up your alley. Designed utilizing the finest materials, it delivers unmatched levels of...
    A must-have tool for your automotive repair needsDesigned to help get the toughest job done easily and quickly
    $17.85 - $27.96
  • CTA® - Suspension Strut Housing Socket
    CTA® Suspension Strut Housing Socket (4005)
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    # mpn4786386779
    Suspension Strut Housing Socket by CTA®. When it comes to quality, CTA knows no compromises. All the products made by this stringent quality control conditions. The latest manufacturing methods coupled with the use of the highest-grade...
    After removing pinchbolt this tool will spread the clamp that is part of the wheel bearing carrierTurn 90° and leave in place while replacing strut
    $12.12
  • Aldan American® - Spanner Wrench
    Aldan American® Spanner Wrench (ALD-1)
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    # mpn4475633416
    Universal Spanner Wrench by Aldan American®. Universal with any hook-groove style coil-over shock. Fully Adjustable for various size lock nuts and retainers. Steel frame construction with comfort grip rubber handle. Made in the USA.
    Perfect upgrade for your suspension systemCoilovers provide greater shock adjustability
    $35.95
  • UMI Performance® - Spanner Wrench and Thrust Bearing Kit
    UMI Performance® Spanner Wrench and Thrust Bearing Kit (7995-102)
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    # mpn4565044210
    Spanner Wrench and Thrust Bearing Kit by UMI Performance®. Spanner wrench set and thrust bearing kit used to adjust vehicle height while shock stays mounted to the vehicle. This wrench is needed to make on-car height adjustments on...
    Made in compliance with standards for qualityRespected for unmatched reliability and strength
    $40.00
  • Specialty Products® - Camber Extractor Press Tool
    Specialty Products® Camber Extractor Press Tool (40915)
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    # mpn1250375358
    Camber Extractor Press Tool by Specialty Products®. Use this press tool to remove OE cam sleeves. The extended length forcing screw allows you to remove the sleeve without removing the steering rack.
    Designed to help to get your job done rightManufactured utilizing the highest quality materials
    $87.05




Just about any suspension, steering, and driveline repair job is well within your capabilities if you have some mechanical aptitude, but along with your usual arsenal of sockets and wrenches, you’re going to need some special tools to get the job done correctly and safely. Check out the huge selection of service tools on this page, and you’ll see that we have what you need for every type of repair including struts, shocks, springs, ball joints, bushings, bearings, hubs, pitman arms, tie-rod ends, U-joints, axles and more.

Often, one of the first steps in a suspension repair is removing the wheel hub, but the axle nut is usually much larger than any size that comes in the average socket set. We have individual and axle nut socket sets for just about every make and model, including the special bearing retainer nuts used on many 4WD models. We also have hub and axle shaft pullers as well as the grease packers, pullers, and drivers to properly lubricate bearings and install bearing races and seals in the hub.

Ball joint replacement starts with separating the tapered ball joint stud from the knuckle/spindle. We have separators (“pickle forks”) to make quick work of the job, and ball joint pullers as well if you want to preserve the dust boot. We also have the proper extractors, drivers and removal tools to separate bushings from trailing arms, leaf springs and other components. And there’s no need to risk damaging your new parts or the control arm by attempting to pound in press-fit ball joints and bushings. We have press kits with all the attachments to safely and properly press these components into place, including general purpose bushing drivers and the special ball joint adapter kits required by some makes and models.

The great amount of energy in a compressed coil spring should not be taken lightly. Serious personal injury and vehicle damage can result if these springs are not serviced properly. We have a wide variety of spring compressors that can reliably hold coil springs in their compressed position so they can safely be removed, whether it’s from a MacPherson strut or from between a control arm and the vehicle frame. No matter what type of suspension you’re working on or the degree of access to the spring, we have the compressor to do the job, including compressors that attach to the spring externally and internally, and portable as well as wall mount strut spring compressors.

Removing the upper shock nut can be a chore when the shaft turns with the nut. We have a tool that holds the shaft and engages the nut at the same time, for easy removal. Tie-rod service is easy on both rack-and-pinion and recirculating ball steering gear when you have our tie-rod service tools, including inner tie-rod removers, tie-rod adjusters, and outer tie-rod separators and pullers. We also have many special tools for everything from removing pitman arms to installing studs, adjusting wheel alignment to installing CV-joint boots, removing halfshafts to unloading torsion bars, removing and installing U-joint bearing cups, and much more. Many are designed for specific vehicle applications so you can do the job right.

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Ken-Tool® - MacPherson Strut Spring Compressor
The pictures are a bit misleading, this is a very robust, stout product. I was a little concerned the flanges wouldn't have enough overlap to hold onto a spring but they have plenty. There are additional hooks you install for a second layer of security. These are very nice clamps. Too bad they are so obscure. The case is basically a joke, but thats OK. I can make my own.
Posted by Wayne (Richmond, TX) / August 31, 2019
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