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Old 09-11-2012, 01:06 PM
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Default Ball joint replacement problems

Been trying to replace my right passenger ball joints but haven't been able to get the king nut off. Tried a blow torch, Pb, pry bars up to 12ft just been breaking ratchets. Left driver side came off easy and is done.
Is there any way to remove ball joints without taking hub assembly apart?
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I just did my upper and lower drivers side, and had to take the hub, wheel bearing and stub shaft out in order to get the ball joint press in there. As for the king nut, I took grinder with a heavy duty cut off wheel to it. To get the hub/bearing/shaft assembly out there is 3 8 point head bolts to remove. It was kind of a b****, since the bearing was rusted into place. I went to U-Pull-It and got different bolts because I had to beat the bearing out by hitting the bolt heads.
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