Ok so all the above bolts are loose or removed can't get the ball joint stud out of steering knuckle. It is loose, strut is loose, axle is loose from hub. ???
JA: What confuses you?
Customer: Can't get ball joint stud out of hole even though everything is loose.
JA: Have you checked the fluids? How many miles are on the car?
Customer: Are you a person or a robot??
JA: I'm an assistant to the Ford Mechanic. I work with them to help customers like you.
Customer: Okay, what do the fluid levels have to do with anything? There is no rust, all suspension
parts are loose but there is not enough movement to get the hub off to pull the axle.
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2004 Freestar, trying to change the driver side half shaft.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have told you already what has been done.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Ford Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.