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I have a clunking noise which appears to be the lower ball joint on the drivers side. How do I go about replacing it?

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Take wheel off, loosen crown *king nut with cotter pin*, use crow bar and hammer to to pop ball joint out, or use jack stand or another jack put on wheel hub and lower van. The weight of the vechile will pop it out for you. Use grinding wheel to remove rivits or whatever holds the ball joint on. Use punch to pop them out after head is removed, and you should be able to pop ball joint out. Install new joint and install rest of the components. Making sure to use a new cotter pin in crown nut.

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