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I read some of the balljoint writeups, and I understand the process alright, but doesn anyone have a pic of exactly where you put the seperator fork to hit with the hammer? Thanks, I would appreciate it!
 

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Remove the castle nuts from the upper and lower ball joint as well as the tie-rod endthen, using a small sledge hammer beat the knuckle until it falls off. If you are planning on replacing the upper balljoint beat the stud of the upper balljoint. That's the way I do it anyway. To remove the balljoint buy/rent/borrow a ball joint press and press out the lower ball joint first and then the upper. Reinstall them in reverse order.
 

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Remove the castle nuts from the upper and lower ball joint as well as the tie-rod endthen, using a small sledge hammer beat the knuckle until it falls off. If you are planning on replacing the upper balljoint beat the stud of the upper balljoint. That's the way I do it anyway. To remove the balljoint buy/rent/borrow a ball joint press and press out the lower ball joint first and then the upper. Reinstall them in reverse order.
Thanks I will try that.
Unless your going to a shop to press the ball joints on i would skip the fork and just rent a ball joint press
I was originaly going to do them myself, but I am going to have all of the spindle studs pressed out and new ones installed. So I figured they coudl press they balljoints in while the knuckles were at the machine shop.
 

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Remove the castle nuts from the upper and lower ball joint as well as the tie-rod endthen, using a small sledge hammer beat the knuckle until it falls off. If you are planning on replacing the upper balljoint beat the stud of the upper balljoint. That's the way I do it anyway. To remove the balljoint buy/rent/borrow a ball joint press and press out the lower ball joint first and then the upper. Reinstall them in reverse order.
i use the hammer method but i usually hit the side where the ball joint stud goes through the beam, typically it's only one or two whacks.
 
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