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HOW DO YOU REMOVE THE RIVETS HOLDING THE LOWER BALL JOINTS ONTO THE LOWER A ARM ON A 1999 SILVERADO?

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Drill rivet out with a drill.

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  6. Remove the cotter pin (1) from the ball joint (3).
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  9. Remove the ball joint from the steering knuckle using the J 43828 .

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  11. Remove the lower control arm front (1) and rear (4) mounting bolts.
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