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I’m new here but own a 89 bronco 302 and currently replacing the ball joints and the lower will not tighten whatsoever just spins
So I’ve tried a jack and it’s not doing much
Tried a pickle fork and a pry bar didn’t work
I don’t own a air gun but will get one if I 100% need to
Does anyone have any tips or tricks
This is my first time doing this
 

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There should be a slot on top of the threaded portion of ball joint. Use a flat screwdriver in the slot while turning the nut with box end wrench. Also, take the nut off first if you can and make sure the threads are clean
 

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Procedure on an 80 Bronco is to tighten the lower one first then the upper one. I used a Jack under the knuckle to put some load on the lower one to keep it from spinning.
 

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I’m new here but own a 89 bronco 302 and currently replacing the ball joints and the lower will not tighten whatsoever just spins
So I’ve tried a jack and it’s not doing much
Tried a pickle fork and a pry bar didn’t work
I don’t own a air gun but will get one if I 100% need to
Does anyone have any tips or tricks
This is my first time doing this
If worse comes to worse, get some of the high-shear Lock-tite (620 or 680) that is specifically designed for fixing bearings and pulleys to shafts (don't worry, you can still get it out with a press when it wears out). Sometimes that sort of Lock-tite will give just enough "stick" until you can get the nut tightened down and the friction fit takes over. Just don't use too much.
 

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Thank you I was actually able to get it with a bottle jack directly under if I greased the bj first
Appreciate the advice though!
 

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Yo Big Bertha 89,
Welcome!
Here is the 1989 Ford Bronco EVTM, Emissions (yellowish/red book cover) & Pre-Delivery Manuals, Partial via mrnewland1 in Google Drive @
1989 Service manual - Google Drive
Slow scrolling, so download for faster viewing and to see the table of contents, the search feature, etc.

1989 Ford Bronco Dealer Brochure

1989 Bronco Lubricant Specifications by Ford via Gary

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