How do you remove lower ball joints on a vw beatle?
In the Standard Beetle the ball joints are pressed into the trailing arms. You need a special press tool to replace these.
In the Super Beetle the ball joint is part of the lower control arm, you replace the arm when the ball joint is worn out.
Put your truck up on jacks. Loosen the lug nuts on the wheel and then remove them. Remove the tire so you have access to the ball joints. Use a pair of pliers to remove the cotter pins. Place a ball joint separator between the ball joint and the steering knuckle and then hammer it until it pops loose. Remove the old ball joints and then replace them with the new ones.
Replacing ball joints is very labor intensive, and should not be done at home if you are not experienced at auto repair. A very quick generalized rundown of the procedure is: Raise and support vehicle Remove wheel Remove tie rod nut Separate tie rod from knuckle Remove brake caliper and rotor Remove front axle nut(on 4X4 models) Remove or unplug ABS sensor if equipped Support lower control arm with jack Remove upper ball joint nut…