Re: Lower Ball Joint Removal
Do you mean you need to replace the ball joint, or that you just need to disconnect it from the control arm? To disconnect it, (you'll love this--thanks Ford) you actually have to loosen the engine cradle bolts on the side you're working on. That will allow you to drop the control arm down far enough for the stud to clear the control arm. If you're talking about replacing it, you have two choices. If you have access to a ball joint press, you can do it right on the car. If you don't, remove the whole knuckle and take it to a machine shop and they'll press it out for you.