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Old 01-29-2011
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ball joint and spindle problems....

So i just got my new djm drop kit and its gone pretty smooth so far until i hit the upper ball joint ive tried everything to get the ball joint into the spindle and no luck if someones got some trick they can tell me to get this guy in please help ive exhausted every means i can think of
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btw its a 2wd 2001 ford ranger
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autozone rents ball joint pullers. like $10
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I know Advance's ball joint pullers are free to use. There is a collateral of like $80 but you get it back when you return the kit.
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will these ball joint pullers pull the bj into the spindle? thats the problem i have the spindle is fighting it and i dont have enough room in the wheel well to hammer it and drive it in. ive got that stupid with the pinch bolt and it just wont go in
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You need to use a prybar and wedge the bastard in. Can be a PITA sometimes.
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The Autozone or Advance tool will remove & install ball joints on the vehicle. Did my daughter's explorer a couple of weeks ago.
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