Question about 1996 Dodge Caravan
I am changing the right half shaft, and cannot get the ball joint to come out. any ideas
You need to take off the control arm. the ball joint is pressed into it and it does not come off unless you press it out in a vise.
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
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You need a spindle nut, a bearing puller and a tie rod puller. Get a Haynes manual and it will walk you through the installation.
Posted on Apr 10, 2010
i use a 3 arm puller to force the shaft out of the hub spline (do not hammer on the cv shaft at all, you will destroy it), and either a pickle fork or a specialy designed ball joint puller to seperate the balljoint from the knuckle. if you dont have a special puller and need to save the balljoint. try using a 6 or 8 foot steel bar to pry down on the lower control arm while another person strikes the knuckle at the balljoint location. note pin retainer type balljoints have a small slot which can be spread open alittle with a cold cut chisel or larg screw driver once the cv shaft is out of the way
Posted on May 28, 2010
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