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Passenger side lower ball joint needs to be replaced

How can i do his myself?

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Buy yourself a repair manual for your make and model, and you will find how to make this repair, you may need a ball joint separator ( looks like a two prong fork)or you can loosen the top nut , dont remove then smack it with a hard rubber mallet to loosen enough to remove, this manual will serve you well in many repairs. Mike

Posted on Dec 07, 2012

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most of these ball joints can be installed by themselves however since the control arm are so light it is unsafe just to do the balljoints still in order to replace the control arm you dont need to compress any springs just take it apart and put a new one in.

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The entire control arm is supposed to be replaced on those when ball joint fails. Did you manage to buy another ball joint only?

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You need a hydraulic floor press.........with special tools, after removing the conrol-arm from the car!
Get it off, and take the whole thing to a machine shop with the new ball-joint. Make sure you get a wheel alignment when you're done........or you'll be buying tires soon.

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You will have to remove it and replace it with a new one. The general steps for doing that is: 1)remove the tire 2)remove the caliper and rotor 3)remove the outer tie rod from the spindle 4)remove the axle nut 5) remove the cv axle 5)remove the nut on the ball joint 6) bang ball joint out and press in a new one. Then reassembly is exactly the reverse as disassembly.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

SOURCE: how to remove lower ball joints on a nissan

Disconnect the caliper and mount, and hang it aside. Unbolt the 5 or 6, 6mm allen head bolts from the hub. Pull the hub out and remove the snap ring and washers behind it. Loosen the upper ball joint nut a little and break the joint free. Support the lower control arm with a jack and loosen the lower ball joint nut and break it loose also. With the lower control arm supported, remove the upper ball joint nut and slowly remove the lower control arm support (jack). The shock will retain the torsion bar and you can now remove the lower ball joint nut and slide the knuckle off the ball joint. You will be able to move the knuckle and axle around enough to give you access to the four bolts securing the ball joint

Posted on Jun 13, 2010

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