How to remove the bottom ball joint and tie rod

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Sparrow
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How to remove the bottom ball joint and tie rod

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Hello All,

Sorry for all the posts but i am coming up to things and scratching my head at them lol Could you guys tell me how to remove the below.

Tie rods to the rack
Bottom ball joint

Thank you

Excel SA
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Re: How to remove the bottom ball joint and tie rod

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Bottom ball joints are a press fit into the lower arm - on my car anyway - if I'm not mistaken you'd need to push it out from the top downwards with some force.

Neil.

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Re: How to remove the bottom ball joint and tie rod

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Excel SA wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 11:53
Bottom ball joints are a press fit into the lower arm - on my car anyway - if I'm not mistaken you'd need to push it out from the top downwards with some force.

Neil.
Correct!

Pete

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Re: How to remove the bottom ball joint and tie rod

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If you mean the track rod ends- they just unscrew from the rack. There will be a locknut to maintain there position. Take measurements before unscrewing so they can be replaced to same position to be close to correct to get you to a garage for wheel alignment.

If not already done, it may be worth subscribing to the parts manual as the diagrams on there are an excellent source to see how things are assembled.

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Re: How to remove the bottom ball joint and tie rod

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Alan_M wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 14:41
If you mean the track rod ends- they just unscrew from the rack. There will be a locknut to maintain there position. Take measurements before unscrewing so they can be replaced to same position to be close to correct to get you to a garage for wheel alignment.

If not already done, it may be worth subscribing to the parts manual as the diagrams on there are an excellent source to see how things are assembled.
Thanks buddy i have now signed up to the list.

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