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    URGENT! How to remove the Wishbone balljoint "pin"

    My wishbone balljoint went today and my wheel "fell off" and f****ed my wing Iv just gone to remove the balljoint piece to put in the new 1 and iv go the part off the wishbone that is held on with 2 bolts but when i went to remove the piece in the hub (the pin type piece) i cannot get it out! Iv taken bolt and and tried to prise the pin out frm the bottom but just cannot get it out!

    Im thinking that i may have to hammer it out from above? which will invovle removing driveshaft etc! Can anyone tell me what im doing wrong?

    Patrick

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    Re: URGENT! How to remove the Wishbone balljoint "pin"

    once it's snapped off you will have to remove the driveshaft and drift it out from above I recon. I've had to use an air-hammer/chisel to remove them in extreme circumstances so if you can't get it out you just need to use more force. A chisel knocked into the split at the back will open up the gap a little to loosen the grip

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    Re: URGENT! How to remove the Wishbone balljoint "pin"

    Quote Originally Posted by sideways danny View Post
    once it's snapped off you will have to remove the driveshaft and drift it out from above I recon. I've had to use an air-hammer/chisel to remove them in extreme circumstances so if you can't get it out you just need to use more force. A chisel knocked into the split at the back will open up the gap a little to loosen the grip
    ok mate i might have to take the driveshaft out then, how do i go about putting the new 1 back in then? Will it just pop back in?

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    Re: URGENT! How to remove the Wishbone balljoint "pin"

    the new balljoint should slide in fairly easily once it's lined up. A few blows with a soft faced mallet to tap it in will see you right. you will have to line up the bolt hole with the cut-out to be able to get the bolt back in

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    Re: URGENT! How to remove the Wishbone balljoint "pin"

    open jaws up with screwdriver/chisel and it will come out..... ^^

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    Re: URGENT! How to remove the Wishbone balljoint "pin"

    does the pin have to be a certain way around to get it out or what!?

    also does anyone know the driveshaft nut size should i have to remove it?

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    Re: URGENT! How to remove the Wishbone balljoint "pin"

    30mm IIRC. Might even be 32.

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    Re: URGENT! How to remove the Wishbone balljoint "pin"

    Ok so when i get this b*****d out, how far in do i need to push the new 1? because as it is the top bit just sticks out fo the new rubber? Do i need to push it up so as that the rubber retracts slightly?

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    Re: URGENT! How to remove the Wishbone balljoint "pin"

    new one needs to go in until the reduced bit lines up with hole to get bolt through

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    Re: URGENT! How to remove the Wishbone balljoint "pin"

    Quote Originally Posted by Hutchie View Post
    new one needs to go in until the reduced bit lines up with hole to get bolt through

    ok, so when the recess on the "pin" is the same level as the bolt?

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    Re: URGENT! How to remove the Wishbone balljoint "pin"

    bit of elbow grease is all u need. u could always get a ball joint splitter to do the trick?!
    ive always used a pry bar to force the ball joint seating apart, then hit the bottom arm towards the back of the car until it starts moving, then start swinging from a ma-hoosive levering bar..... but thats all on pugs in a workshop on a ramp with al the tools available.... so possibly a diff situation???

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    Re: URGENT! How to remove the Wishbone balljoint "pin"

    Quote Originally Posted by Gs_dang3r View Post
    bit of elbow grease is all u need. u could always get a ball joint splitter to do the trick?!
    ive always used a pry bar to force the ball joint seating apart, then hit the bottom arm towards the back of the car until it starts moving, then start swinging from a ma-hoosive levering bar..... but thats all on pugs in a workshop on a ramp with al the tools available.... so possibly a diff situation???
    snapped balljoint so a splitter is about as much use a farting

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    Re: URGENT! How to remove the Wishbone balljoint "pin"

    Quote Originally Posted by sideways danny View Post
    snapped balljoint so a splitter is about as much use a farting
    ha ha ha, my bad. that needs an extra large tub of elbow grease, an maybe some KY aswell
    seein as the ball joint has actually snapped, can u get some oxycetaline on it?

 

 

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