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fitting bottom balljoints on sti classic
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Old 09 Nov 2009, 09:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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fitting bottom balljoints on sti classic

got the car in the garage to change the ball joints on the front arms,
this looked like a streight forward job, and it should be but it turned out to be a right pig.
sheared both the heads off the pinch bolts and the ball joints were stuck solid in the hub's.
heres how i fixed it.
Drilled out the pinch bolts, streight through taking out all the bolt.
removed the castle nut of the bottom of the joint,
removed the arm from the taper of the balljoint,
using a slide hammer, over the ball joint, then put the nut back on and gave it a wack and the balljoint popped out no problem, this is better than leaving the arm attached and hitting that to remove the balljoint from the hub.
cleaned up the hole in the hub and fitted new ball joint.
then up with the arm, then using a pinch bolt from a ford or simular with a nut on the other end bolted it all back up.
jobs a good un, hope this helps the diy mechanics out there who maybe in a sticky situation.
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