Lower Ball Joint Replacement

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I'm replacing my lower ball joints. I've been trying to get the ball joint out for going on 3 days. It's not coming out straight no matter what I do. It doesn't seem to be moving any further. Has anyone had this problem?
 

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You removed the C-clip right ? You usually have to press them out anyway. Can't just beat them out. It's not a bad idea just to buy the complete lower A-arm, that way you get new bushings as well as a new ball joint already installed.

True. By the time you need ball joints, time for bushings also. Your labor time has to mean something to you, ask your better half.
 

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If its a first gen then beat it as hard as you can with a ball pein hammer. Just make sure to it the ball joint every time. And i mean as hard as you can.
 
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Brought in to a shop to do upper and lower ball joints on my 1st gen. Ended up purchasing the complete control arm instead.
 
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