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how to get ball joint to pop back in

Discussion in 'Tech Archive (No Posting)' started by EKcivicGirl, Oct 28, 2007.



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  1. EKcivicGirl

    EKcivicGirl New Member 5+ Year Member

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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?
     
  2. EG-Owns you

    EG-Owns you Twin Tech Owns Your Shit! Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    u didn't have them pressed in?
     
  3. EKcivicGirl

    EKcivicGirl New Member 5+ Year Member

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    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.
     
  4. ATI>boosted<EM1

    ATI>boosted<EM1 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    you need to use a c clip plier to take out the clip that holds the ball joint in.
     
  5. EKcivicGirl

    EKcivicGirl New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Can you explain?
     
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