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So i've got the a-frame off, but i cant get the ball joint out of the housing. I have tried heat, big hammers, even bigger hammers !

has anybody got any advice as to how to get the joint out ?

Thanks

Oilit

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Once the ball joint housing is off, you can normally undo the two 13mm bolts and then bash the old one out. Unless you have a press it's unlikely that you'll successfully fit the new one. My local MOT station lets me use their press to put it in.

You could use the hot housing/freezing cold ball joint method, but it's a bit of a risk.

Les.

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Hi,

Glad to hear you got it out. Usually I cut the tabs off under the bolt heads, place ball joint mounting in a good vice, soak in plus gas and knock out. Re- fitting using two long bolts with nuts on and screw down into place.

ATB

Mike

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Hi,

Glad to hear you got it out. Usually I cut the tabs off under the bolt heads, place ball joint mounting in a good vice, soak in plus gas and knock out. Re- fitting using two long bolts with nuts on and screw down into place.

ATB

Mike

tried the long bolts, but its just bending the flange !

need a press....ebay me thinks !

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