OTC has announced two new tools to assist technicians in expediting the removal and replacement process of tie rods, ball joints and retaining clips. The 2497 three-piece push pin/body clip pliers set and the expanded capacity 7503HD tie rod and ball joint remover are both now available in North America.
The OTC 2497 three-piece push pin/body clip pliers set (pictured right) can remove plastic body fasteners and retaining clips with ease in nearly any location, according to the company. Each plier in the set offers different angled jaws, including straight, 45 degrees and 90 degrees to make obscure areas easy to access while providing maximum leverage to remove clips quickly. The design lifts the center pin and pulls body clips without damaging the anchors, eliminating the need to provide replacement clips, the company said. The set also comes with an OTC lifetime warranty.
With suspension system maintenance being imperative to sustain overall stability and vehicle handling, the expanded capacity OTC 7503HD tie rod and ball joint remover (pictured above) is a universal heavy-duty puller with extensive usability and enhanced pulling capacity, the company said. Featuring three interchangeable tips including cone, flat and cup, the remover is applicable for multiple uses. Building on the capabilities of the original 7503, the 7503HD offers twice the force applied at 10-ton pulling capacity larger vehicle accommodations, according to the company.
For more information, visit the OTC website.