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Re: Having a ball with a joint....

Yo, Scott.  What the heck Audi have you been working on?!!  I've taken a
friggin crow bar (is that right?  I've never had to spell that before) to
that split and no voila.  Had a crow bar on the split with a jack under
the brake caliper mount and a five foot cheater trying to pry.  Nothing
but frustration.  I'm not saying you're wrong, just lucky.  Taking the
a-arms off the subframe is the only thing that has ever worked for me out
of the 10 or 15 times I've taken these things apart.  Consider yourself
smiled upon (or is it that I'm frowned upon?).  

Jeremy R. King	    Auburn University, Alabama, USA
///////////     '86 VW Quantum GL5     \\\\\\\\\\\\
 Rear Dynomax Glasspak, Hollow cat, Drilled Airbox
   Sach's / KYB struts, Round 55W Driving Lights
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On Fri, 21 Jun 1996 PDQSHIP@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 96-06-21 10:27:56 EDT, you write:
> << e whole control arm anyhow) and off she comes.  So, tonight I gotta get
> the
>  other one off.  Anyone with ideas/suggestions?  Yes, I removed the balljoint
>  bolt before I started any of this...  Any reason not to just start off with
> the
>  pickle fork & forget the pry-bar idea?
>  -- >>
> Yo, Mike.....  Todd Candey just went thru this exercise with the lesson
> being, buying craftsman crap for the "primative pete" stuff beats breaking
> the snap-ons....  Take mr. screwdriver and insert in the "split" where the
> ball joint goes into hub...  separate that split some, and voila, the pup
> just about falls out....  BTW, you don't need to do the swaybar removal for
> this procedure....   Get new ball joint bolts too, torque to spec....
> Scott