Lower ball joints

Dylan88

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May 31, 2018
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Any tricks?

Doing spindles and got new ball joints (moog) and got the lower one in with a press took a long time very tight but noticed its not 100% flush the one edge but best could get with the hand press. Will it be ok and seat itself eventually ? Kept going in crooked but kept trying different angles and got it pretty good
 

UNGN

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You can try heating the arm with a heat gun while you press. Sheet metal arms are much easier to press BJ's into than the forged steel arms on my Jags.
 
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scoti

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Wont hurt to hammer on it abit ?
Don't beat on a specific area. Put something (wood works well) between the edge of where your going to hit it & the hammer. Move around each time you see movement. You don't want to force it if it's in a bind. Try & keep it as even as possible when using force from impact.
 

UNGN

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Sep 6, 2016
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I use 4X4 wood blocks and my $150 20T Harbor freight press.

I only use a hammer on ball joints if they spin while I'm trying to unscrew the nut AND I'm throwing them away. It is amazing how well a few taps from hammer stops a ball joint from spinning, which also means its stops the ball joint from working properly.
 

Dylan88

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Far as I got it posted a pic . Any idea
 

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Dylan88

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Hammer it in and the other side will come out and look the same
 
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