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Old 05-07-2011, 02:44 PM
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I have tried everything I can think of to get my lower ball joint to pop free from the steering knuckle. The upper ball joint and tie-rod came out with the pickle fork no problem but the lower does not want to budge. I have been pounding on it with a block of wood and a 3lb sledge, even with the pickle fork wedged in it and I have a jack under the bolt for the ball joint and the whole weight of the truck on it the thing still wont budge...need to get this out so I can have my truck back togeather for monday...any suggestions are greatly appreciated thanks
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i had the same problem.. heat the spindle with a torch and hit the spindle directly with the hammer. lose the block of wood
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thanks I actually ended up barrowing another pickle fork from my neighbor before I read this post and I pounded mine in and then pounded his in between mine and the knuckle and got it to pop free the old ball joint pressed out no problem...thanks for the reply tho!!
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