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Forum: Suspension 04-19-2021, 10:02 PM
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Posted By WetSocks
That did it. It was a bit of a dance trying to...

That did it. It was a bit of a dance trying to get the mounting bolts through the lower control arm and into the ball joint bracket around the axle boot. The bolts that came with the Moog bj were...
Forum: Suspension 04-19-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By WetSocks
Is it possible to remove the lower ball joint...

Is it possible to remove the lower ball joint without pulling the axle? Pulling the axle looks like removing the knuckle which means I need to remove the upper ball joint as well... Something I'm not...
Forum: Suspension 04-19-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By WetSocks
That is the tool I've been using. Had pop off a...

That is the tool I've been using. Had pop off a couple times with the force that it was applying to the spindle.

I finally separated the joint from the knuckle. Lots of heat, hammering and...
Forum: Suspension 04-19-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By WetSocks
I'm finding that the fork is completely useless...

I'm finding that the fork is completely useless because there is no bevel on the bj for it to get under to wedge itself against the knuckle. That's why I went with the press. I have given the spindle...
Forum: Suspension 04-19-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By WetSocks
Lower Ball Joint Stuck in Knuckle (4x4)

1997 Hardbody XE 4x4

Been reading threads here to replace a lower ball joint myself, but unfortunately, a few taps with the pickle fork has done nothing to separate the bj from the knuckle. I have...
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