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The lower ball joints dont want to come out of the hub even though we are using one of those tunning fork ball joint extractors

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Close the nut so that the "tuning fork"is about 1/2" inside and someone holding it with a pair of pliers,then with a 2lb hammer HIT IT,...HARD......DO NOT HEAT UP THE HUB.......

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