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03-13 Dodge Ram AAM 14 Bolt Axle Ball Joint Tool And Press Set

TS1082 Ball Joint Press Set for 2003-2013.5 Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 with Original Equipment Ball Joints This 7 Piece Ball Joint Press Set is specifically tailored to press out and press in original equipment American Axle Manufacturing (AAM) Ball Joints in your 2003 to 2013.5 heavy-duty Dodge or RAM Ram 2500 or Ram 3500 4x4 truck. TS1082 is used to remove and install Ball Joints RAM AAM 925 9-1/4" front axles with 5 link front suspension. Covered models include these 4x4 Ram models: 2003-2013 Ram 2500, 2003-2012 Ram 3500, and 2004-2010 Ram 1500 Mega Cab. Will also work on any aftermarket ball joints made to the original AAM exterior dimensions (See Tech Note below). These tools are an absolutely essential investment for anyone replacing Ball Joints on the big Dodge 4x4s equipped with the AAM 925 front drive axle as the Ball Joints are a very tight press fit in the axle "C" forging. QT1065M Press is imported. Adapters are made by us here in Montana from U.S. produced steel.

TS1082 Press Set Includes:
QT1065M C-Frame Press
QT1067 Upper Ball Joint Installer
QT1148 Adapter Sleeve
QT1152 Press Stub
QT1153 Ball Joint Receiver (Also used to install press fit lower seal on AAM Ball Joints)
QT1154 Notched Upper Ball Joint Installation Receiver
QT1155 Lower Ball Joint Installer

Also See TS5004 for Adapter Set WITHOUT Press

Need More Info? Use the handy Links below to access over 40 years of Dan's product and vehicle specific Tech Notes to easily get the information you need for your vehicle's repair, maintenance, or upgrade project!

Dan the Gear Man® Tech Notes:
QT1065M Specs
Adapters Fit
QT1153 Specs
Before Removing


Tech Note 1: QT1065M Specs
C-Frame Press Specifications: 8¾" Throat, 7/16" Rotating Tip, 1-1/8" Screw Thread, 2-1/8" Tool Hole, (Replaceable Rotating Tips are supported by a hardened ball.)

Tech Note 2: Adapters Fit
The adapters in TS1082 Set will fit any Ball Joints made to the AAM size specifications. Our greaseable Ball Joint Tool Set for the AAM axle are made so QT1067 can be used to install both the Upper and Lower Ball Joints. Our greaseable Ball Joint Tool Set TS4851 is the same as TS1082 except it does not include QT1155 Lower Ball Joint Installer.

Tech Note 3: QT1153 Specs
QT1153 Ball Joint Receiver can accommodate Ball Joints up to a maximum outside diameter of 2.225" (56.515mm). All AAM and most aftermarket Ball Joints do not exceed this size.

Tech Note 4: Before Removing
Unlike older trucks, AAM 9-1/4" Dodge Ram front axle ball joints are pressed into the axle itself, not the steering knuckle, so you can't use a shop press like the 94-99 trucks. I Strongly recommend you use the TS1082 Ball Joint Press Set when removing your old ball joints and pressing the new ones in.

Tech Note 5: Removing
The first time an AAM axle has to come apart, it is usually an absolute WITCH to separate the wheel hub assemblies from the steering knuckle as AAM did not use any anti corrosion compound between the wheel hub flange and steering knuckle. I strongly suggest you get my color illustrated, step by step 6 page Tech Service Bulletin TSB4586 4x4 Dodge Truck Ball Joint Service 9.25 Axle so you know what you are getting into. Almost all the wheel hubs we sell for these AAM axles are to replace original hubs wrecked by slam bang disassembly methods. The good news is, if you properly reassemble your axle, the next time you need to take the hubs off, they will come right off with no trouble at all.

Dodge Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 4x4 trucks with original equipment type Ball Joints All: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2013.5

Part Number: TS1082

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