How to press a ball joint into a control arm Learn how to replace a lower ball joint by pressing it out of the control arm and pressing the new one back in.
How to press a ball joint into a control arm. Insert the sway bar link into the control arm and reinstall the sway bar link and nut. Reverse the control arm removal procedure to reinstall. How to change a ball joint. Mopar upper control arm bushings. How to install a control arm ball joint. Do not tighten the bolts until all bolts including the ball joint is started. Use the suspension repair tool to press the bushing in until it sits flush on the shaft shoulder. The long threaded shaft of the press should be facing upward. Position the lower ball joint and insert it into the control arm and install the nut by hand. But when you need it done.
How to press a ball joint into a control arm Place the ball joint press over the ball joint on the control arm.
How to press a ball joint into a control arm. How to remove a ball joint using a jack stand and hammer. Its most likely some rust or the pinch area holding you up. Now press the shaft and bushing assembly into the lower control arm. How to use a ball joint p. Replacing a lower control arm ball joint. Not as fast clean or pretty as using the proper tool. Torque the bolts to between 70 and 80 ft lbs.
One you get it lined up just use a hammer and swing upwards from underneith to drive the control arm and ball joint up into the knuckle. Tighten the threaded shaft on the ball joint press with a ratchet and socket. Separate the ball joint from the steering knuckle. Place the deep cup of the ball joint press which is designed to contain the ball joint over the top of the ball joint. Once aligned insert the control arm mounting bolts by hand to avoid cross threading.