This is a discussion on Lower balljoint HELP!!!! within the Street forums, part of the General Discussion category; for the life of me, i cannot get lower balljoint to seperate from the spindle. i've whaled on it for ...
for the life of me, i cannot get lower balljoint to seperate from the spindle. i've whaled on it for a couple hours with a bfh, heated up the spindle, jacked up the lower control arm and dropped it on another jack, and finally resorted to the fork and go ahead and replace the bj. even with the fork, i cannot get it to seperate. any thoughts, hints, suggestions?
i had the same problem, i used a hand held sledge hammer, two wacks to the top of the spindle and the spindle came off,
08 Silverado CCSB - 4/7 belltech spindles & struts MCG flip kit, MCG helper bags
when i put my spindles on i had the same problem. what i had to do was cut a ear off of the pickle fork b/c it was getting stuck behind. so i did that and it poped right off
03 Chevy r.c.s.b.
All you have to do is hold the bolt and tighten the nut down and it should force it a part. Use proper protection.
5.7L, 5-Speed, 4/6 drop on 245/45/18's
Use a bigger hammer or borrow a ball joint removal kit.
BFH + WD40 = bj seperated from spindle
BFH wins again....
couple things that may sound like dumb questions, sorry if they do...
1. is it a 4x4? if so the axle must come out first.
2. are you hitting the spindle where the balljoint goes thru?