[A4] Lower control arms

Brandon Rogers brogers at terrix.com
Tue Feb 28 11:34:33 EST 2006

Yeah I was able to use a puller (pusher?) that drove/pushed the actual ball joint shaft up out of the housing for one of the arms, but the other - the axle was in the way...so pickle fork it was and yes I did slightly tear the boot.  Seeing how these control arms are disposable anyway I'll make a small effort to seal the boot back (read: hack job) and just replace the C/A later.  here in CO we don't have lots of moisture so the joint may actually last a while with a small hole....

Thanks - 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Pbadore at aol.com 
  To: brogers at terrix.com ; a4 at audifans.com 
  Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 11:29 PM
  Subject: Re: [A4] Lower control arms

  I would not use the pickle fork if you do not want to destroy the ball joint boot. There is a very high likelihood that the fork will cut the boot as you drive in. I would recommend that you rent a small puller or even buy one from a Snap On or other similar professional tools dealer. 

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