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Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by HondaMan_2002, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. HondaMan_2002

    HondaMan_2002 Member

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    What’s the easiest way to get the lower arm off the ball joint without using a ball joint separator?
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Get your bolts and cotter pins off, then stick a pickle fork in there and start banging away with a BFH.
     
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    I dont think there's a project we've done without the "persuasion" of the BFH
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    I suppose you could try something like a sturdy screwdriver or something like that, but it really helps to have something on either side of the ball joint that tapers.
     
  6. HondaMan_2002

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    what about a crow bar?
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    I suppose you could try that. Wedge it between the rubber and metal and start wiggling it up and down. I wouldn't recommend it though, it might damage something in there.
     
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    i assume that youre trying to get the axles out-

    remove the two bolts that hold the upper wishbone piece to the chassis, lower it down and you can swing it out just enough to pull the hub off the axle.
     
  9. B16RacerN2NR

    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    jus go get a ball joint separator from atozone...you can rent it for free or buy it from autozone for like $10 with a lifetime warranty :D
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Yip,thats what I do.
     
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    I've always used a BFH and a pickle fork, but for 10 bucks the ball joint separator is worth it because you'll have less chance of damaging your grease boots that way.........



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