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I installed upper and lower ball joints on my 1998 Dodge Ram

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Customer: Hey ***** *****, I installed upper and lower ball joints on my 1998 Dodge Ram 1500. Used the press tool. went for a test drive and both upper ball joints popped loose out the top of the A-frame
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

It appears to me then that the upper control arm holes where the ball joints press into are worn out.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

Did you remove the upper arms before using the press tool or did you use the tool while the arm was still on the vehicle?