The replacement of the lower ball joints and the upper control arms (with ball joints) has finally gotten near the top of the "to do" list on the "project" 1985 300D. I have done ball joints before on other brands of cars - never MB's. Are there any special tools required? I did notice where a "ball joint press tool" is available for rent that it says is "necessayr for pressing the lower ball joint into the steering knuckle". Is it really necessary to have to use a special tool for this purpose?
'85 300D with a noisy front left ball joint