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It is the lower ball joint on the drivers side.The center of the actual ball joint has come out but i cant get the rest to come out!I rented a press kit from Autozone.Any advice would b great.Its a 93 Ford Thunderbird.

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Hello, If the underside of the part has some large flat rivets on them, these will need to be chiseled or drilled out. Look at your new part and see how the joint fastens to the lower "A" frame. They usually has several bolts which draw and attach the new part through the bottom.

Call the autoparts where you rented the tool and see if there is a tool for removal. Sometimes the tool you have will have attachments to do both in and out.

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