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Old 10-28-2007, 05:04 PM   #1
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So I put in new upper control arms, Skunk2. One ball joint popped right in after I drove off my driveway. They other one I can't get to pop in. I torqued the nut to 40 lbs/ft but it still didn't go into place. Is there anything I can do?
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u didn't have them pressed in?
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u didn't have them pressed in?
they came with the ball joints in them, i just need it to pop into the spindle. I think it may be in there right though, I took out the little screws to separate it from the control arm, and it seems to be in there pretty solid. Weird though because that side felt funny, maybe its just bad alignment. I never heard it pop in either.
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you need to use a c clip plier to take out the clip that holds the ball joint in.
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you need to use a c clip plier to take out the clip that holds the ball joint in.
Can you explain?
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Here ya go

http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=1932061

that should answer any question you have about installation/removal of the ball joints
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