Originally Posted by Tech II
I usually drive a cold chisel between the top of the rivet(of the lower ball joint) and the bottom of the knuckle to release the ball joint....
You were absolutely right! I attached a 3' piece of pipe to the lower control arm. Put a steady pressure on the pipe with my foot and drove a cold chisel between the rivet and the steering knuckle and waalah!!! That poping sound is like music to my ears. If you do it this way be sure to leave the castle nut on the last couple threads so you don't fall on your butt when she lets go.
It looks like the axle grease was coming out these small holes in the cv joint. I have had boots leak before but, I have never seen this.