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first , remove the wheel . then unwrap the cotter pin on each of the old ball joint nuts and remove the nuts . hammer upward or downward on the top and bottom (respectively) ball joint shaft to remove them from the steering knuckle . then remove the circlip from each ball joint using ring-opening pliers . finally , use a ball joint press to remove the ball joints from the upper and lower control arms . install the new parts where the old parts were .

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