For the lower ball joint, remove the lower control arm and the ball joint seal. Press the ball joint from the control arm. Press the new ball joint into the lower control arm ensuring it is fully seated, install a new seal and the lower control arm.
you need a ball joint press which you can rent at your local auto parts store
Not so easy.This is pressed into the lower control arm.So :Jack and support carRemove lower ball joint to upright nut.Separate ball joint from upright. Usually with a hammer and suspension fork.In some cases there is a spot weld that needs to be ground off in place of the snap ring.Remove the snap ring that retains the joint into the lower control arm.Use your portable ball joint and suspension press to remove and install the replacement joint.Assembly is reverse of disassembly.
Detach lower ball joint from steering knuckle. Remove bolts that secure control arm to vehicle.
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I'm assuming that you are talking about the front lower ball joint as they are the most common. You remove the tire then remove the axle nut in the center of the rotor it is a should be a 32mm socket. removw the lower ball joint nut, it is a 17mm socket then with a ball hammer hit the metal casing were the ball joint goes through the lower control arm, do not hammer on the ball joint itself! it will change tone when the socket pops. when it pops pick up the assembly by the rotor and remove the lower ball joint arm from the lower control arm and remove the axle from the hub assembly. there is a retainer clip on the lower part of the ball joint that you will need to remove you will need a pair of snapring pliers for this. after removing the snapring you need to hammer the ball joint up and out of the hub. Just do these instructions backwards to install. Good luck If it's the UPPER ball joint, the whole control arm has to be replaced (the ball joint is made into the control arm, and it's non replaceable). Remove cotter pin and nut from ball joint. Get a big, heavy hammer, and hit the spindle as close to the ball joint as possible (you may have to whack it a few times). That will break the ball joint loose from the spindle. Once is loose, remove the bolts that attach the control arm to the body.
Raise this corner of the vehicle at the frame. Remove the wheel and support the lower control arm. Remove brake caliper and rotor. Unplug ABS sensor if so equipped. If T-10 (4WD) not S-10 (RWD): Remove CV axle nut at hub. Loosen upper ball joint nut. Separate upper ball joint from spindle using large hammer to knuckle or ball-joint fork. Remove upper ball joint nut, then push upper control arm up away from spindle. Loosen lower ball joint nut, then separate from spindle. Remove lower ball joint nut. If T-10: lower spindle and remove from vehicle. If S-10: raise lower control arm enough to give you working room. Use a drill or chisel or grinder to remove four rivets holding ball joint to control arm. Secure new joint to control arm using supplied hardened steel bolts and nuts and lock washers. Continue reassembly as reverse of disassembly. Align wheels, as the alignment is now incorrect.
You will need to remove the tire and wheel from your Oldsmobile. Remove the retaining not on top of the ball joint. Pound the ball joint out. Reverse the process to install your new lower ball joint.
is it 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive? two wheel drive needs to be pressed out and a new joint pressed in. four wheel drive- some say to remove the drive axle, not necessary. with upper joint removed from upper control arm remove the spindle nut and remove spindle from rotor and steering knuckle (you may have to bang and pry very hard). with drive axle now mobile remove lower nut on ball joint. bang with pickle fork to release from lower control arm. remove upper four bolts or drill out rivots and replace with new ball joint.
Unless common practice has changed, you should have to press the lower ball-joint down through the bottom of the lower A-arm to remove the joint.
First you have to jack the car take off the wheel then remove the brake caliper then remove the sway bar bushing ,then remove the lower ball joint from the shock then remove the bolt that holds the lower control arm in . one towards the front and one towards the back . then remove the control arm . press out the old bushing and press in a new one then revers the procedure.
Jack up the side you want to replace and put a jack stand under it. Remove the ball joint clamp bolt and nut. Remove the bolt completely. Remove the 2 bolts holding the ball joint to the control arm and take it off.
jack up and support vehicle ,remove tire on the side in which you are changing the axle, remove axle nut, remove lower ball joint nut, separate, lower ball joint from spindle,remove lower strut bracket from control arm, after you have supported the spindle off to one side, take a small pry bar and place it between the inner c-v joint and the transaxle housing and pry out
First you need to jack the vehicle up and support it on stands, then remove the tire. Remove the torsion bar and disconnect the lower shock mount, and remove the stabilizer bar connecting rod from the lower link. Loosen the lower ball joint nut, and use a ball joint separator to separate the ball joint from the lower link, then disconnect the tension rod from the lower link. Remove the front lower link pivot nut and push the stud out, then remove the torque arm from the frame. Remove the ball joint by removing the retaining bolts and install the new one, I suggest you replace the bushing as well.
Lower Ball Joint ReplacementSpecial Tools requiredJ 43828 Ball Joint separator1 Raise and support vehicle NOTICE: Care must be taken to prevent the drive axle joints from being over extended. When either end of the shaft is disconnected, over extention of the joint could result in separation of the internal components and possible joint failure. Drive axle joint voot protectors should be used any time service is performed on or near the drive axles. Failure to observe this can result in interior joint or boot damage and possible joint failure.2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly3. Remove the wiring harness from the lower control arm.4. Remove the stabilizer shaft link.5. Remove the cotter pin and the nut form the ball joint stud.NOTICE Failure to use recommended tool for separating the ball joint from the knuckle may cause damage to the ball joint and seal.6. Separate the ball joint stud from the steering knuckle.7. Remove the bolts and nuts from the lower control arm.8. Remove the rear crossmember bolts from the lower control arm.9. Remove the lower control arm from the crossmember.10. Put the control arm in a vice.11. Drill out the 3 rivets retaining the ball joint to the lower control arm. Use a 3mm run in drill bit to make the pilot hole through the rivets. Finish drilling the rivets with a 13mm run in drill bit.12. Remove the Lower control arm.Installation.1. Install the ball joint in the control arm.2. Install the 3 ball joint bolts and nuts. (tighten bolts to specs on ball joint kit)3. Install the lower control arm to the crossmember4. Install the rear crossmember bolts to the lower control arm. Tighten to 180 ft lbs.5. Install the bolts and nuts to lower control arm. Tighten bolts to 45 ft lbs.6. Install the steering knuckle to ball joint stud7. Install the nut to the ball joint stud. Tighten nut to 41 ft lbs minimum 55 ft. lbs max to install the cotter pin.8. Install cotter pin.9. Install the stabilizer shaft link.10. Install wiring harness to lower control arm.11. Install the tire and wheel assemblies12. Lower the vehicle13. Inspect the front wheel alignment.
UNDERNEATH THE UPPER CONTROL ARM ON YOUR BIRD YOU WILL FIND THREE NUTS. REMOVE THESE AND THE SHOCK WILL BE ABLE TO BE REMOVED THROUGH THE TOP OF THE SHOCK TOWER. ONCE THE SHOCK IS OUT, YOU CAN REMOVE THE LOWER SHOCK BOLT FROM THE BRACKET.
To replace the control arm on a PT Cruiser you must first raise the vehicle, and then remove the front tire and wheel assembly. The stabilizer bar links from the Cruiser and rotate the forward ends of the stabilizer downward. Remove the nut and pinch bolt to ease resistance, follow up by removing the ball joint stud to the steering knuckle. The ball joint stud should be separated from the steering knuckle by prying down the lower control and up against the ball joint on the steering knuckle. Remove in this order: the front pivot bolt attaching the lower control arm; the rear pivot bolt attaching the lower control arm to the front suspension cross-member and frame rail; remove the lower control arm from the cross-member. Replace the bushings, and then reassemble the unit.
no you do not have to remove the strut just take the lower control arm lose.
You need a ball joint press to do that job. Remove old ball joint with sledge hammer and press new on into control arm.
: Lower ball joint replacementI have a 98'. I replaced the lower and the upper. You will need a ball joint fork and a hammer, a grinder and the repair manual for the truck. The manual will explain the proceedure in more datail along with pictures. Lift the lower control arm up with a jack and put a jack stand under it. remove the cotter pin and nut from the lower ball joint. Jack up the vehiclel high enough to put a jack stand under the fram instead of the lower control arm. Jack the vehicke high enough to remove the stand under the lower control arm. Using a ball joint seperator tool, separate the ball joint assembly from the lower control arm.The lower has a (mount) lip on it keeping it in. You will have to grind the rivets holding it on in order for it to fall out. The new lower ball will come with a mountthat will hold it place. replace all the parts by bolting on the new mount withthe included bolts and nuts,and you have it done saving you $400.
1. support vehicle on jackstands 2. remove tires 3. locate lower control arm. there are 2 17mm nuts and a 17mm bolt that attaches the lower control arm to the ball joint. these will need to be removed. 4. remove the castle nut and cotter pin holding the old ball joint inplace to the spindle. you can tap the old ball joint out with a hammer once the castle nut is out. 5. replace ball joint, replace bolt and cotter pin. then reset ball joint back onto lower control arm and fasten fasteners. 6. get an alignment. i find this the easiest way to remove them as well as removing CV joints. you don't touch the alignment bolts this way. if you need more room to get to the castle nut, you can remove the CV joint as well as pull the complete strut assembly out from the top mount. just remember to remove the brake caliper and support it with a wire.
You have to replace the lower control did assembly .
remove tires, remove both caliper bridge bolts, put caliper on upper control arm, remove rotor, take out lower ball joint bolt, using pry bar or pipe separate lower ball joint, if not lose already use pickle fork or a bar to put pressure and separate, move steering knuckle away from lower ball joint, use air hammer or equiv. and push rivets out of ball joint. once all three rivets are pressed out ball joint will fall out and re install. install ball joint, some come with bolts and nuts. factory control arm will only come with new riveted ball joint. put bolts and nuts on new ball joint, tighten install zerx fitting, re-attach steering kuckle to ball joint by pushing down on the lower control arm and then forward on the knuckle. to align ball joint with hole on knuckle. re-install new ball joint bolt. once tight grease zerx fitting. re install rotor, caliper ect.
there are bolts located in the rear and side the ball joint part has to be removed with a ball joint seperator (pickle fork) if it breaks you have to pound out the joint any question contact me at KRAGAR33@AOL.COM
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