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How do i replace cv joint on a ford taurus 2003 i cant get the control arm off please help

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The control arm is attached with the ball joint,remove the nut on the ball joint,and hit around the stud of the ball joint,hit it hard,but do not hit the stud of the ball joint,it will jar it loose,then use a large pry bar,and stick in the control arm and pry downwards,It is not easy to get the ball joint stud out of the spindle,but it is the only way.but make sure the stud of the ball joint is free from the control arm then push down on the control arm(pry)

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