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URGENT! How to remove the Wishbone balljoint "pin"

Discussion in 'Engine, Gearbox, Exhausts & Running Gear' started by Patrick_g46, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. Patrick_g46

    Patrick_g46 ClioSport Club Member

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    My wishbone balljoint went today and my wheel "fell off" and f****ed my wing [​IMG] 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
     
  2. sideways danny

    sideways danny

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    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
     
  3. Patrick_g46

    Patrick_g46 ClioSport Club Member

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    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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    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
     
  5. Hutchie

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    open jaws up with screwdriver/chisel and it will come out..... :confused:^^
     
  6. Patrick_g46

    Patrick_g46 ClioSport Club Member

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    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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    30mm IIRC. Might even be 32.
     
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    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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    new one needs to go in until the reduced bit lines up with hole to get bolt through
     
  10. Patrick_g46

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    ok, so when the recess on the "pin" is the same level as the bolt?
     
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    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???
     
  12. sideways danny

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    snapped balljoint so a splitter is about as much use a farting :wink:
     
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    ha ha ha, my bad. that needs an extra large tub of elbow grease, an maybe some KY aswell :tongueclosed:
    seein as the ball joint has actually snapped, can u get some oxycetaline on it?
     

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