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Removing sway links, nuts turn ball joint shaft.

I pulled the boot back from nut end of ball joint rod and saw no hex nut?

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  • jedgarton Dec 18, 2008

    Unfortunately that did not work in this case.



    Jeff

  • jedgarton Dec 18, 2008

    I still have not solved it yet. As a DIYer I have to wait till I have some more time to work on it.



    Jeff

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The best way is to try and tighten it back up, this will wedge back in place. then remove nut completely before pulling ball joint shaft. I have had this problem in the past several times. Hope this helps

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

  • David Johnson
    David Johnson Dec 18, 2008

    Jeff what did you do to solve your problem? I would like to know thanks

  • David Johnson
    David Johnson Dec 18, 2008

    Hey jeff, I will be glad to help you if I can, it is very hard to be able to visualize every problem with out seeing it. A snap shot would really help.

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