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I'm having the problems removing the lower balljoint. I'm using the pressing tool, but it does not want to come lose. Can you offer any other ideas or solutions to complete this task? 2002 Dodge Durango

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Were you sure to remove any snap rings and are you positive your pressing the correct way? Stubborn ball joints sometimes require a little persuasion with a big ol hammer. With the press set up and some tension on it strike the end where the socket goes with a medium size sledge hammer. Alternate between striking the press and using the socket to tighten the press. This usually does the trick, if not you'll have to use a torch and heat up the area around the ball joint. Are you using an impact gun or a large breaker bar?

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