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Front balljoints, do they press out down or up out of the lower control arm

Replacement of front ball joints

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Theres different kinds allkinds some bolt on they press out easy in a low ton shop press..

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  1. jack up car -remove tire
  2. support car on stands
  3. put jack under lower control arm with a little pressure
  4. remove carterpin-remove castle nut on top ball joint
  5. let jack down but dont remove yet!
  6. if the ball jiont didnt seperate from spindle pry or hit with hammer or you can get balljiont seperater tool
  7. after get loose go ahead let jack on down - very slow - spring under pressure dangerous but if let jack down easy it will be fine
  8. if ball joint has rivets grind or cut off w/air chesil the rivets ;new will have bolts.
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Sounds odd... Rikkalan,

(but it appears AMAZON agrees with your mechanic)

Just go to ROCKAUTO and look up your parts...

If the entire arm needs to be replaced the separate ball-joint will not be listed...

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