Thats it. the side oppisite the ball joint attaches to the steering cylinder under the dust grommit by a ball that is encapsulated with a long hollow nut that keeps the ball from coming out of the nut by being a little smaller than the tie rod ball.
my question now is it looks like there is a small pin i think locking the encapsulating nut from backing off of the cylinder rod by passing through the cylinder rod. this pin looks like a rivet. does it need to be grinded flush or drilled and pushed out? and then the nut just loosenes from the cylinder rod freeing the tie rod?
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Take the wheel out, undo steering tierod end from hub, undo the bottom ball joint under the hub and lever the control arm down with a lever bar or pry bar and move away the hub from ball joint. You can now undo the control arm from the subframe.
Some models have 3 bolts on the control arm that separates ball joint, you can undo them as well without touching the ball joint. But most of them have rivets instead of bolts.
Yep....agreed. Ball joints are bad....if you had done maintenance on the front end steering or suspension system, you need a front end alignment. But, you definitely have issues with the suspension system.
Tierod, ball joints, struts....could be a lot of things.
the way i do these is take the steering nuckle off loosen 4 bolts on out side of rotor turn nuckel over loosen 4 bolts on back sideplace face of rotor on press then press out hub bearing.mechanic book time is 3.4hours .they are not to easy.steering knuckle removal loosen top ball joint and lower ball joint cv axle nut ,outer tierod .hope this helped!!!!!!!!!!!!