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How do I get this ball joint free?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by surfsupl, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. Apr 14, 2013 at 4:25 PM
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    surfsupl

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    When I remove the pin/nut do I hit it with a small sledge hammer? Going to be installing new UCA'S


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  2. Apr 14, 2013 at 4:26 PM
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    Fiberglass,spindles, coils, 4"leafs, gears&locker, no skids :-/
    Pickle fork.
     
  3. Apr 14, 2013 at 4:28 PM
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    Use a 2lb sledge right on that flat part of the spindle. It will break the taper
     
  4. Apr 14, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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    Do I need to tie anything off to prevent from falling and stretching the brake lines?
     
  5. Apr 14, 2013 at 4:38 PM
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    I didn't on mine. When it broke free it still rested in the hole. I had to manually move the control arm up and out of the way after I broke the BJ free. Once the old arm was completely out of the way, thats when I tied the spindle off to the frame.
     
  6. Apr 14, 2013 at 4:41 PM
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    Thanks!
     
  7. Apr 14, 2013 at 4:42 PM
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    No problem man!
     
  8. Apr 14, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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    I left that castle nut threaded on just enought to keep the spindle from falling when they seperated. Just my 2 cents.
     
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