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Do you have to compress the strut to replace the ball joint in a 2005 ford mustang

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No just disconnect it and move it out of the way

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Visit autozone.com (free register) for details like this...
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Fig. 1: When inspecting the lower ball joints, make sure the checking surface protrudes outside the cover

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Fig. 2: Use a C-clamp and adapters to press the ball joint out of the lower control arm

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Fig. 3: Use the C-clamp, cup and replacer tools to press the new ball joint into the lower control arm until it is fully seated in its bore

Hope help you with this, good luck (remember rated this help).

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