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I'm trying to change the ball joints on a 2000 taurus and am tryting to find out if i will need to remove the brake rotors and cv shaft to get the old one out and press the new one in?

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No ,just break loose the ball joint and use the correct hand held ball joint press,with the control arm still on vehicle

Posted on May 12, 2010

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