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Old 09-19-2008, 03:10 PM
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Upper Ball Joint :(

So I have split the ball joint already got everything off and bam! I am stuck because the ball joint is stuck on the top and I have no clue how to get it off so if anyone would please help it would be much appreciated
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Re: Upper Ball Joint :(

do you have a pickle fork? If not go rent one from autozone or something
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Re: Upper Ball Joint :(

I do But i got the bottom off i need it off the top
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Re: Upper Ball Joint :(

Is it still stuck on the spindle or upper control arm?
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Re: Upper Ball Joint :(

I was taught to use special tool J-55438 (or in other words - a 2 x 4 LOL) and jack it up on the arm to take the pressure off of the ball joint, that makes it easier to get it out
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Re: Upper Ball Joint :(

Well I have the bottom off so the wheel dropped down I just need to get it off the top and it appears that I need to push it out the top any suggestions
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Re: Upper Ball Joint :(

edit....

I was confused by what youa re syaing, but im pretty sure you have to buy the entire upper control arm with the ball join int it.

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Re: Upper Ball Joint :(

there is a snap clip that holds the ball joints in did you take that off?

if you took that off you will need a socket and big hammer or ball joint press to press it out. you can rent one of these at advanced auto. you'll most likely need the press because i dont see how you'll be able to hammer it out of the floppy ass swing arm
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Re: Upper Ball Joint :(

Ok I rented the ball joint press and am currently waiting for it to stop raining and going for it thank you
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Re: Upper Ball Joint :(

DELETE I AM DONE THANKS FOR THE HELP
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Re: Upper Ball Joint :(

sweet... good to see a brand new thread resolved so quickly.
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Re: Upper Ball Joint :(

I Just replaced the whole upper control arms when I did this cuz it doesn't cost alot more and its not a PITA. Glad you got it done though.
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Re: Upper Ball Joint :(

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I Just replaced the whole upper control arms when I did this cuz it doesn't cost alot more and its not a PITA. Glad you got it done though.
2 ball joints =$40
1 control arm =$80

and those are ebay prices, the money you save is well worth pressing out the bjs imo
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