NOTE: If the ball joint is tack welded to the suspension arm, the suspension arm must be replaced.Suspension Arm
Ball joint is not tack welded.
I thought the ball joint was removed by pressing up on the ball joint stud, with ball joint gong into the receiver cup From what you indicate the ball joint is pressed out by pressing on the top of the ball joint , with ball joint stud end going into recever cup, which is why the ball stud has to be removed from the steering knuckle, spring removed, etc. to let the control arm swing away, giving access to top of ball joint. I was tring to remove ball joint just the opposite. Is this correct?