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Old 03-06-2011, 04:08 PM
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Default upper ball joint seperation- HELP

i cant get the upper ball joint sperated so i can swing the knukle out of the way to press my lower ball j out of the the control arm. i cant damage it i dont have the replacement one so i need to re use the upper for a few weeks.


ill do a proper introduction when i get the chance im in a pickle right now and need tech help.
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Old 03-06-2011, 04:26 PM
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Default Re: upper ball joint seperation- HELP

Good luck. You usually need to replace the upper arm completely. You should have waited
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:54 PM
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Default Re: upper ball joint seperation- HELP

naw i got it, it came out pretty easy with some wacks from the dead blow. im gonna do it when i do the other side im gonna do both tops and the lower this weekend i did the driver lower and hub/bearing assymbly. i work all week from 4 am to 4pm some times sat. truck time is for the weekend. alot of shit happened this week end so i did the hub and lower since the were the worst. hub went out so it was def and since i had the hub off im doing lower
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:56 PM
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Default Re: upper ball joint seperation- HELP

Thats awsome you got it off. I've heard nightmarish stories about replacing them
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:02 PM
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Default Re: upper ball joint seperation- HELP

i replaced both top and bottom in mine and the top was a real PITA to get out but was able to....
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