No tool is needed for ball joints smack the pad with a hammer
For the most part that's true, however there isn't a lot of room to get the leverage/impact you need should it be stubborn. My passenger side was stubborn and it was not coming out with a hammer of any type. I had to get some type of ball joint pry bar to get it out. My club has had to use a pry bar on a few of our cars, but normally just a hammer will work fine.
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