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ball joint HELP needed

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Old 05-20-2006, 11:52 PM
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I need help with replacing a ball joint on a S80. I am in the middle of the job and can not get the new ball joint reattached to the control arm. I got the everythiong talken apart and the new ball joint bolted into the hub.

When I try to swing the hub over the control arm - I can't get it lined up. What am I doing wrong? Is there something I need to do differently?

Any help would be appreciated.
 
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Old 05-21-2006, 12:51 AM
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Good luck the Balljoint is actually pressed into the Hub.
There is a special tool that slides over the balljoint then to hit it in with a Hammer.
You install the Balljoint in the the Hub the into the control arm.
 
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Old 05-21-2006, 11:52 AM
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Thanks, but I was able to get the new ball joint into the hub. What I can't get is the hub attached to the control arm. I doesn't want to swing back. Do I need to disconnect the strut or is there some other step that I am missing. Thanks
 
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Old 05-21-2006, 01:43 PM
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I always use a really big prybar.
If you want you can remove it from the Strut and install. Then reattach to the strut.
 
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Old 05-21-2006, 09:14 PM
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Got the Strut loose, but it doesnt want to move back in place. Could the axel or cv joint have slipped out? If it did - how do you get it back....

Thanks
 
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Old 05-23-2006, 12:41 AM
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Possible the Inner Joint did. It should slide back in with a little bit of force.
 
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