Nissan Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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You are trying to get the ball joint removed from the knuckle? is that where you are stuck?
Is this a 4x4 or 4x2?
The lower ball joint should slip out. If you can't get it out, then you may need to loosen the axle to give it more room to come out.
Loosen the axle at the knuckle so it can be pushed back to give you the extra room needed to slip the ball joint out.
That video shows how to loosen the axle.
Do you have any more questions on this?
The backing plate?
Where the stem of the lower ball joint comes through the knuckle? That is stuck? or it is loose?
Any way you can take a picture and show me. My terminology maybe different than yours which is why I may not be understanding where you are stuck
On the phone I am not sure. If you went to a computer you would have a link to add a image.
I can wait till the morning if that would be easier.
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I know if I was to see what you are talking about, that I could help. Just trying to get a idea where you are stuck.
I know you need a fork to break free the joint from the knuckle.
This might work. If you took a short video clip, and posted it on You Tube and shared the link.
Could you do that?
Is it catching the brake backing plate or hitting the axle?