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upper ball joint help

alright lowers are in and uppers are in i'm trying to fit the upper into the knuckle but the bolt doesn't want to go through whats a common tip to help this go more smoothly?
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Pull the upper back out and notice the little cutout on the one side for the bolt to clear (looks like an indentation).Now reinstall with the cutout lined up with the bolt hole.
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Hammer on the arm til the 'cam' lines up to install the bolt. Use a jack under the lower arm to help you. DO NOT beat the bolt into position. I had to use one stock bolt and one moog bolt on my truck because I ruined the brand new moog bolt. A little love tap may be required though once the hole is free and clear.
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i just pushed the bolt as i hit the upper ball joint on top with a hammer and it went in nicely
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got everything done today and just dropped it off at the shop for a alignment hopefully they do it
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