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Someone please tell me that theres a trick to getting the ball joints off the upper and lower arms?????

bout ready to pull out the blow torch
 

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Just pop off the snap ring, and then thread them out.
 

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If only that easy. I popped out the snap ring (easy part) but it's like they are welded in there. Have used vice grips and all and nada.
 

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they are very tight. You may need to find the correct size boxed end wrench, you will need a lot of leverage.
 

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I bought a socket to take them
 

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I understand what you mean about nothing taking them off. I had to get kc6331 to cut a socket down to get mine off. Your gonna need a socket.
 

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cool, I was racking my brain - really was about at the point of throwing them away and getting new ones. Im all better now. lol
 

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The 'wrench' area is so small on the ball joints plus you have those welded on spindle stoppers for the upper arms. Most bolt heads are at least 1/4 of an inch, even low profile ones. The balljoints wrench area is under 1/8 of an inch. If you buy a socket unless you grind down the face it's not going to work. Most sockets has a tapered section in the front and the area to grab is too small it will just slip off. Cut the spindle stop tabs off with a cutting wheel then just heat it up around the threaded section and use a wrench or channel locks as a last resort.
 

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Cutting the steering stops off is not always a good idea, just grind off a little bit so the socket will fit. Channel locks are definitely not the way to go.
 

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I finally got them off! used a center punch on each corner of the nut which broke the seal and allowed me to use a vice grip to get it the rest of the way.

For the life of me I cant get the damm nut off the axle, it's the last nut I need to get off in order to get the swing arm into the shop for chroming. Any ideas?
 

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Put the hubs and tires on, have someone hold the tires you should be able to break it loose.
 

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Been there but I'll keep trying.
 
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