How to Remove a Ball Joint on a Car

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Learn how to remove a ball joint on a car in order to change a ball joint on a small, front wheel drive car with expert auto mechanic advice in this free car care and repair video clip.

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In this step, I have my vice which we're using in the ball joint press and my receiver cup which is going to either screw them to press the ball joint stud into. I already have it broke free. I'm just going to demonstrate here the way it's done. I'm going to tighten my vice down. And as you can see, we drove the ball joint out of the hole into my receiver cup. If you notice the ball joint has splines on it. When we reinstall the new one, those splines will actually bite into the control arm. And that holds your ball joint in.

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