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How do you replace a front lower ball joint on an 86 Honda Accord DX?

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2011-10-21 22:59:49
2011-10-21 22:59:49

ive been trying for the last 8 hours im gonna heat it up and drill it out tried everything else

go to you tube and see Erick the car guy ...he shows how to do this.

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