How to Install a Ball Joint on a Car

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Learn how to install a ball joint on a car when changing 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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Video Transcript

In this step we're going to reinstall our Ball Joint. This is our new part here. It's nice and shiny. Into our control arm here. I'm going to take my boot off. You're going to have to install this after you have it squeezed into place. Ok, I have my Ball Joint started and I have my driver and my receiving cup ready. We're going to go ahead and just tighten the vice down until the Ball Joint squeezes all the way in. Looking for this shoulder to make up tight to the ball joint sleeve. As you can see right there as I apply pressure to it, it squeezes your Ball Joint in. As you can see, the Ball Joint is fully seated into the hole. And that is the proper way to press in your Ball Joint.


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