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Old 12-19-2009, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by JEBalles View Post
Alright, I've got the old ball joint out. Braced the long end against the base of a basketball hoop, the steering joint against a spare wheel on the ground, I taped a big socket to the BJ and it came out pretty easily with a few hits with an 8 lb sledge (like I was splitting wood, whoever made that analogy). This was after heating it up and letting it cool three times. Now for the new one, I'm think of using the generic tool and removing the grease boot. Anyone have any good tips?
Good job! I have taken the 2 steering knuckles off from my 240D parts car as spares and will try to get the ball joint off like what you have done. (splitting wood analog was from me).
85 300D turbo pristine w 157k when purchased 161K now
83 300 D turbo 297K runs great. SOLD!
83 240D 4 spd manual- parted out then junked
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