[Vwdiesel] Help-Ball Joint
jhsg at sk.sympatico.ca
Sat May 3 03:11:14 EDT 2003
You need a wedge or suitable sacrificial screwdriver to tap into the slot.
Joint just falls out then. The bolt is completely out, right? Good. IIRC
the last one I did I put a spring compressor on the strut to shorten the
strut, then the ball joint comes out easily whence the joint is loose from
> Pry the slot open a bit. That usually helps a bunch. The
> other thing is
> that most times you can't pry the lower arm down in a jacked up-relaxed
> position. You usually need to lift the strut/hub assembly a few
> inches and
> THEN pry down the lower arm. The easiest way to pry it is with about a
> 4' bar. lever it down against the control arm and use the body/frame
> area to pry against.
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