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Old 07-28-2013, 02:52 AM
Jspera Jspera is offline
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Default Factory Ball Joint Replacement 1996 1500 4x4

Does anyone have any good advice on removing the upper ball joints on a second gen 4x4?
The C clamp press is too big to fit in, the pickle fork from auto zone helped to bump the joint up but it isnt big enough to fit around it.
I been beating the crap outa this thing, and am ready to go after it with a cutting wheel and a chisel and a hammer...not to say ive already been
I havent cut the head off of it yet but it looks like that these ball joints have to pop out from the top so i have been swinging a hammer on a socket from the bottom of the ball joint to push it up...heck i even tried using a scissor jack with a socket to push it out but it wasnt working i think i would have damaged the knuckle if i kept trying it out
i got the ball joint part out now to get the rest of it out, im pretty sure these are factory they are metal SOBs
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