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I am trying to replace the upper and lower ball joints on my truck, and the repair manual I purchased tells me to remove the control arms and take them to a service shop and have it done. How can I do this myself?

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The reason why they say this is there pressed in, but you may be able to rent a ball joint remover and installer from a auto parts store or a rental place for tools. have a good day !

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