How do I remove the ball joints from a 96 bronco when the top and bottom nuts are off?
Ball joint will not move off of the chamber adjuster no matter how hard it is hit
It may have a Groove worn in it. Have you tryed turning in another direction & / or heat?
The diagram keep the lower on on a few threads, remove the top nut and strike the top joint and it should drop down. Well it don't drop down
The reason it says to leave bottom nut on, is so when it does release, it doesn't fall.Answer my question please:It may have a Groove worn in it. Have you tried turning in another direction & / or heat?
Groove in what? Turn what? I have both ball joint nuts in my hand. I put on the bottom one a couple of turns so it will not drop the axle arm to the ground. the problem is I can not get the Axle arm to drop. The axle arm is stuck to the ball joint.
I understand that it will not budge.........The Steering Knuckle turns, .............Have you tried turning the Steering Knuckle in another Direction & hammer on it or apply Heat & hammer??There may be a flat spot or Groove in the Ball Joint, which is causing it not to come out, especially if it is in the straight forward position.
I will turn the knuckle to the left now. I will try to hit it and if I have to heat it and hit it. I hit it on the one side while I was waiting for a reply and did not go. I will try the other side right now
Thank You............I am sure it is in the air & nothing mounted to it??It may take considerable force.Be sure yours is similar to diagram, in case someone has changed it
I still had no luck. So I cut it off and drilled it out until not much was left then I got it to go.
Glad you got it off.........Did you look to see what was holding it?They usually are so worn, it takes something like that