The lower balljoint is pressed into the lower control arm.To remove the balljoint,you need to rent or buy a balljoint press kit.It makes it alot easier.The balljoint is connected to the spindle by a bolt and nut.Once it is removed you should be able to separate the Ball joint and spindle.The control arm is connected to the frame by two bolts to the crossmember.You may want to remove the brake caliper and hang it off to the side with some wire.remove the rotor to give you a better view.I suggest that you get a chiltons manual or equivelent to give you the finer details of this job.Be sure to use jackstands and work safely!!
I had to replace the right lower ball joint . I suggest you get the lower control arm I paid about 100 for one it has the ball joint already pressed in . and I did it with basic tools and a friend in about an hour .
Lower left side of the engine.It is on the lower, drivers side, rear of the engine.
how to remove lower ball joint on 2003 gmc savana van
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.
Replacing the lower ball joint on a Chrysler Sebring is not the easiest thing to do. The best option for replacing it is to seek out a chrysler dealership or go to a professional mechanic that knows the specific car model and have done this type of work before.
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 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.
Remove the four torx screws in the lower housing
You unbolt it
Remove the tire and wheel. Remove the brake assembly and rotor. Remove the ball joint retaining nut. Pound the ball joint out with a hammer. Reverse the process to install the new ball joint.
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.
Remove the tire and wheel from your 1995 Chevy S 10 pickup truck. Remove the ball joint retaining nut. Pound the ball joint out with a hammer.
The "v" belt is for the air conditioning. The serpentine belt is for the power steering and alternator.
It's roughly only $20.00 more to replace the whole lower control arm that the ball joint sits in. It will save you alot of grief of pressing out old joint and pressing in the new one.
YOU HAVE TO REMOVE THE TIRE AND REMOVE THE SPINDAL IF IT IS A LOWER BALL JOINT THEN YOU HAVE TO PRESS IT OUT AND PRESS IT BACK IN WITH A BALL JOINT PRESS IF IT IS AN UPPER BALL JOINT THEN YOU HAVE TO REPLACE THE UPPER CONTOL ARM AND HAVE THE VEHICLE ALIGNED
Remove the tire and wheel from your 1993 Mercury Cougar. Remove the ball joint retaining nut. Pound the ball joint out with a hammer. Reverse the process to install your new ball joint.
- Remove wheel - remove caliper and brake pads - remove rotor - you should use a ball-joint separator (a.k.a. pickle-fork) to remove the ball-joint otherwise it is a very difficult process.
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.
3.0l it is inside the passenger side of the engine driven by the timing belt. 3.3l it is on the lower front passenger side of the engine.
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
It depends on what year, make and model vehicle you have.
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.
Remove the tire and wheel from your 1999 Chevy Lumina. Remove the nut on the top of the ball joint. Pound the ball joint out with a hammer. Reverse the process to install the new ball joint.
There is not one you have to remove the lower rad hose to drain.I know because I have one.
Should be on the bottom or rear of the radiator or remove the lower radiator hose
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.