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Hi, loosen the ball joint nut but do not take it off all the way, leave it on so it covers the top half of the thread, now get yourself a decent ball head hammer and wack it below the ball joint nut where the ball joint sits, do not be shy, WACK it, after half a dozen wacks it should pop out, you may need to stick a long bar to put some pressure on the ball joint release side, usually downwards, this does not need to be a lot of pressure. I am sure you will get one of our experts saying to use a fork, splitter or some sort of separator, which is what mechanics use, these devices often damage the ball joint boot and your average guy does not have specialist tools, which is what it is, let me know if i can help any more.
Posted on Mar 26, 2011
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To perform the following procedure, the lower control arm must be removed from the vehicle. Refer to Removal And Installation for that procedure.
NOTE: When installing ball joint in lower control arm, position the ball joint in control arm so notch in ball joint stud is in the direction shown. This will ease assembly of the ball joint to the steering when installing pinch bolt.
CAUTION: Do not use an arbor press to install the sealing boot on the ball joint. Damage to the sealing boot will occur if excessive pressure is applied to the sealing boot when it is being installed.
CAUTION: A replacement ball joint is not pre-lubricated. Properly lubricate the replacement ball joint using Mopar Multi-Mile grease or an equivalent. Lubricate ball joint after seal boot is installed but prior to top of seal boot being pushed down below notch in ball joint stud. Air must vent out of the seal boot at notch when grease is pumped into ball joint, failure to do so will balloon and damage seal boot. Do not over grease the ball joint, this will prevent the seal boot from pushing down on the stud of the ball joint.
CAUTION: After the ball joint is properly greased, clip the end of the grease fleeing off below the hex. The ball joint seal boot is non-purgeable and further greasing is not required and can result in damage to the seal boot.
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