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How do you remove the lower ball joint on a 1990 GMC 1500 pickup I have tried drilling the rivet and punching it out but the rivet will not come out?

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December 21, 2007 1:56AM

Well, I too am having the same problem. Decided to take the lower control arm to a machine shop and have the rivets pressed out. I drilled and chiseled off one end of the rivet, but as you found, they won't simply punch out. Just drilling/chiseling the heads was enough for me. I'm done. It's far simpler now to just remove the control arm. A shop will have them out in minutes with out damage to the arm from off any off center drilling. In the morning, I'm off to the shop with the part.