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Ball joint bolt locked??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by LonghornTaco, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Oct 24, 2008 at 6:20 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Any ideas on how to get this nut off? It seems to be practically LOCKED on! Can't budge it...

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  2. Oct 24, 2008 at 7:01 PM
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    Delmarva

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    a LOT of leverage... I used the end of my hydraulic jack handle and stuck it on the ratchet... worked like a charm.
     
  3. Oct 24, 2008 at 7:05 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    You did remove the keeper pin from the bolt first, right?
     
  4. Oct 24, 2008 at 7:14 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Got it out. Just needed a bigger torque bar.

    Do I need to take apart the stock ball joint to get the UCA off?
     
  5. Oct 24, 2008 at 7:15 PM
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    naw, just smack the bottom of the bolt (lightly) with a small sledge -- it should pop out after a couple of hits.
     
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