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 Post subject: HELP AGAIN! Upper ball joint is stuck in control arm!
Posted: Sat May 08, 2010 3:43 pm 
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As the title says, I undid the upper ball joint bolt, and normally the control arm should come loose, but it's stuck, i've hit the control arm with a hammer, tried to pry it down with the crow bar, it is just stuck! I've f**k the thread on the upper ball joint thread, so just bought a new one, but still can't get the control arm loose from the ball joint....

Any ideas! Really can't afford to have the car off the road.
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 Post subject: Re: HELP AGAIN! Upper ball joint is stuck in control arm!
Posted: Sat May 08, 2010 3:51 pm 
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You can buy ball joint seperators or loose fit the nut back on, while applying pressure with your bar, belt the living crap out of the control arm,not the ball joint.
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 Post subject: Re: HELP AGAIN! Upper ball joint is stuck in control arm!
Posted: Sat May 08, 2010 3:53 pm 
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nalane wrote:
You can buy ball joint seperators or loose fit the nut back on, while applying pressure with your bar, belt the living crap out of the control arm,not the ball joint.

Ball joint thread is f**k, and not sure i can get a ball joint separator.

I hate suspensions on cars.
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 Post subject: Re: HELP AGAIN! Upper ball joint is stuck in control arm!
Posted: Sat May 08, 2010 3:56 pm 
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You can buy seperators at any auto store, even bad ones. Dont worry about the nut, its not important.
Hit it like you stole it or pretend its your ex.
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 Post subject: Re: HELP AGAIN! Upper ball joint is stuck in control arm!
Posted: Sat May 08, 2010 3:58 pm 
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nalane wrote:
You can buy seperators at any auto store, even bad ones. Dont worry about the nut, its not important.
Hit it like you stole it or pretend its your ex.

I have been hitting it like it's my stolen ex girlfriend... I'll go down and hit it a bit more soon. How come it's always just one side that does it, i got the other side done perfectly, and then this happens.
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 Post subject: Re: HELP AGAIN! Upper ball joint is stuck in control arm!
Posted: Sat May 08, 2010 4:04 pm 
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You must still love your ex.
Get a bigger hammer, in this case it does work.
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Posted: Sat May 08, 2010 4:06 pm 
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Sledge hammer time... :twisted:
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 Post subject: Re: HELP AGAIN! Upper ball joint is stuck in control arm!
Posted: Sat May 08, 2010 4:09 pm 
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what did you even undo it for, you could just rethread it or

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Sledge hammer time... :twisted:
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Posted: Sat May 08, 2010 4:42 pm 
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Same thing happened to me on my old EA after my partner hit a kerb. Go get a ball joint separator and stop being a girl and hit it.
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Posted: Sat May 08, 2010 6:13 pm 
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Hit the side of the control arm. Not up or down. Your swing should be level with the ground.

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP AGAIN! Upper ball joint is stuck in control arm!
Posted: Sat May 08, 2010 6:31 pm 
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Followed nalanes advice and got it... :twisted:
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Posted: Sat May 08, 2010 6:34 pm 
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good stuff, just gotta hold ya tongue right and hope the wind dont change.
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Posted: Sat May 08, 2010 8:50 pm 
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Just gotta get the old ball joint out tomorrow and put the new one in, and hopefully i'll be good to go.

And the wind changes on me all the time, i'm used to it.
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Posted: Sun May 09, 2010 1:50 pm 
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Okay, so tried pressing the old ball joint out, got a bit of it out... and then snap! my G clamp breaks in half... Anyone have any reccomendations on how to press it out easily? I have to press it out no matter what i'm at the point of no return... :x

Got another bigger and strong G clamps, but just can't get it...

Help!
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