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  1. jack up car -remove tire
  2. support car on stands
  3. put jack under lower control arm with a little pressure
  4. remove carterpin-remove castle nut on top ball joint
  5. let jack down but dont remove yet!
  6. if the ball jiont didnt seperate from spindle pry or hit with hammer or you can get balljiont seperater tool
  7. after get loose go ahead let jack on down - very slow - spring under pressure dangerous but if let jack down easy it will be fine
  8. if ball joint has rivets grind or cut off w/air chesil the rivets ;new will have bolts.
  9. after balljoint is on just replace in reverse order.
  10. (just jack up lower control arm til top balljoint is in place)

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