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Your ball joints are press in units that require the use of a hand press. You can either rent one or some of the larger parts stores sometimes have ones you can borrow (with a deposit). Unlike some press in joints that can be hammered in, you cannot do that because the steering knuckle is too deep and the joint will bind before you get it installed and further hammering will destroy it.
Use a chilton or haynes manual as a guide if you haven't ever installed a joint. The key to getting it right is to have the correct press parts ready before you actually install them, make sure that the bores in the knuckle are clean and have no burrs and while installing make sure the joint stays perfectly straight. One trick I often use is to put the new joints in the freezer so they shrink a bit...you need to work quickly though or they warm up and then that's a waste of time.
If you have some experience, it's not a terribly difficult job. If you don't, then have someone do it for you.

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