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Old 05-23-2004, 12:33 PM   #1
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I was just wondering if there is a walk threw on how to do a left lower ball joint, or if anyone knows if its difficult or easy..?
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Quite easy actually. If it is original (which I doubt) you would need to chisel off the rivets. If it has been changed they would be replaced with 3 nuts and bolts. You will need a large wrench for the ball joint nut, a pickel fork and a hammer. You don't need an alignment after either. Fairly straight forward, good luck.
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yea its original. 3 hours and counting on trying to get those rivits off. I need some sleep back at it in the morning. Any sugestions????
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Air chisel worked like butter...but not everyone has access to that stuff. You could also use a drill with a large bit to get the large part of the head off then use a punch to knock them from the bottom up through.
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