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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-09-2003, 05:26 PM
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lower ball joint wont come out

i searched under ball joint it said remove top nut (i did)and it broke loose,the lower one it said to take the nut off (i did )put the nut back on flush with stud an then i used a BFH and a round bar and pounded the top of the nut for over 1 hour nothing, it's a bad angle. any tips on what to use to get the lower ball joint out(i used penatrateing oil) any help would be great thanks ,victor [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]
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Re: lower ball joint wont come out

try this link balljoint replacement
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Re: lower ball joint wont come out

hit with bigger hammer. you can pound on the top balljoint also to help remove it(any balljoint you pound on will need replacing....)
also, hit on the axle housing sides where the balljoint slides into. sometimes the extra shock can help.
also, if worst comes to worst i have heated the housing ends where it fits up into.
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Re: lower ball joint wont come out

I'm thinking you are saying that the ball joint won't come out of the knuckle. If I'm incorrect then ignore me. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Take both nuts off and then put the castle nut on the top knuckle upside down almost untill it is flush with the bolt. Then take BFA and beat the bejesus out of it. 3 hits is all it took me (But they were good smacks). This is one that had me flustered too so continue forth! You will prevail! [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: lower ball joint wont come out

ive hit them so hard with a sledge that my arms started to tremble, i have had to heat the ones that are that bad.
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