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I need to change the lower ball joints on my 1998 mustang i have got everything off to this point,brake caliper,strut.ect,but cannot see how to remove the old joint how is this done?

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Hi:
It is hard to do at home. I usually take my entire front hub assembly to a machine shop and have them remove and replace them for me, if it is a front wheel drive car, and in your case, if you have a Mustang, I am not sure if you can do this, as I know mine are pressed in place. If you can remove the whole assembly, I would ask for help!

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