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Ball joint install difficult,can't keep it straight

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Re: Ball joint install difficult,can't keep it straight

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oragex wrote: Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:38 pm
jonesg wrote: Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:08 pm
olpossum wrote: Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:52 pm Yeah, it is. I've washed it out&cleaned the joint well, too. I'll try the 24-hour freezer,prob. put the knuckle in the oven.Pilot light makes it nice & warm in there. Thanks for the helpful input.
I gave up and took a grinder to mine.
Took most of the knurling off and still had to force it in. No problem 1 yr later.

Pretty sure I've read there are 2 sizes.
Better too big than too small.

There are two types of control arms, yours - alloy one - and the later which was fully steel. Not impossible they made two sizes of ball joint indeed.
That's what I was told previously, the parts guy said it was the correct part too.
But there's no way it was going in.
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