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Old 07-31-2010, 05:37 PM
JLash87 JLash87 is offline
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Default question on Ball Joints

Ok, I have been working on the ball joints on my truck all day and Ive gotten one done lol. I ws originally told by a mechanic I was going to have to get a press to get them in and out.... oh how I wish lol. However the Ball joints are pinned in and attatched to a mushroom head on the truck and the new ones bolt in. When I asked another mechanic he told me I would have to grind the mushroom heads off and drill through the pins to knock them out.

So heres my question.... is there an easier way to do this? I know the mushroom heads needs to grinded and drilled to make the holes for the bolts but the pin is the difficult part... it took almost 3 hours, 2 drill bits, and 2 grinding plates to get 1 ball joint in... is there an easier way to get the pin out?
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