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I'm a high school student attempting a full restoration of a 78 camaro. I'm having trouble getting the lower ball joint out. The upper went just like the book, but I can't press out the lower. It appears it may be welded at bottom of joint. Is that how it comes from factory and how would I get it out.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 01, 12:27 PM
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It is pressed in from the factory. Sometimes they are welded in if they come loose later.

Some can be pressed in very tightly. What tool are you using to remove it?
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by davidpozzi:
It is pressed in from the factory. Sometimes they are welded in if they come loose later.

Some can be pressed in very tightly. What tool are you using to remove it?
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I initially jury rigged a tool between both joints and tried to ratchet it out. This was suggested in manual. No luck. So I removed brake assembly and surrounding tie rods and have tried pounding it out with no luck
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i used a 36 ton press , most dont have those, just take it too a suspension shop and tell them to pop it out and push new ones in, you'll have trouble putting new ones in also if you try and do it without a pres.
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