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Old 04-01-2012, 10:27 PM
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HELP PLS 98 Prelude Lower Front Ball joint retaining Ring

I have a 98 honda prelude that im attempting to complete the install for my new lower ball joints. Ball joints are out and in but the clip... the fing clip.... how the crap do you install this bugger? I have looked on the forums extensively and have found nothing about it. The clip is larger than most i have seen and will not spread apart. Im thinking ill have to remove the boot on my brand new ball joint and smash the thing into submission. Can someone offer any personal experience on how to install? TY Ill attach the photo i took of it today.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:44 PM
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Re: HELP PLS 98 Prelude Lower Front Ball joint retaining Ring

FYI didnt see any good pics of how to remove or install so for removal:

27 mm deep impact socket and 4 lb sledge and pound away... try to get socket to mount flush with the base of the ball joint housing, it will come out. Watch your fingers on the last couple hits, smack the end of the bolt to save your fingers

Ill post install pics probably after i get help from the forum on how to :)
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:01 PM
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Re: HELP PLS 98 Prelude Lower Front Ball joint retaining Ring

hey..
i literally just did my front lower ball joints a week ago. are your new ones OEM from honda? and did the old ones have that C clip? cause my old ones or my new OEM joints didn't have a clip like that. So i'm not sure whats going on there. do you have SH or base? maybe thats the difference. I also had a press to get the old ones out and the new ones in :)
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Re: HELP PLS 98 Prelude Lower Front Ball joint retaining Ring

Base model... dont think the suspension is different between Base and SH. SH stands for super handeling. I believe its just an electronic thing with traction control.n In any case old ball joints didnt have c clip. New ones did. Finally got em installed with some creativity. Ill post pics later.
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Re: HELP PLS 98 Prelude Lower Front Ball joint retaining Ring

the knuckle is a little different on the SH actually. but glad you got them in. if there were no clips on the old ones i wouldn't even have worried about trying to put those clips on the new ones.
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lude oz, so how did you get em in?
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