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Old 04-08-2011
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tips on replacing ball joints?

I've got a 95 2wd, with i-beam suspension in the front, need to replace drivers side ball joints. question, I can't remember where to put the pickle fork to get the steering knuckle to bust loose from the axle jaw. It looked like the only good place to put it was between the lower part of the knuckle and the lower part of the axle jaw, the problem is that in this space there is the grease boot of the lower ball joint. Can I still put the pickle fork here, or is there another spot?
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you'll probably tear the boot if you don't have enough finesse. but youll get new boots on the new ball joint anyway. So thats the best place for them. the whole spindle will come off when you take em both off so be ready for that.
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