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Old 07-13-2015
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Ball Joint Stuck In Lower Control Arm

Hi. I'm Fred. Got a Civic, 2005, LX four-door. My passenger-side front ball joint is frozen in lower control arm. I want to buy a tool to free it. But I'm not sure what tool I need. My friend tried a pickle fork, but it didn't work.
Could someone tell me what type of tool (and part number) I could get from Harbor Freight or somewhere to free this ball joint? The stud just doesn't want to move and I need to take the knuckle off the car to do some more work. hanks for any help!
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Re: Ball Joint Stuck In Lower Control Arm

look at steps 7 and 8 from the first post of this thread: https://www.civicforums.com/forums/1...cessary-2.html
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Re: Ball Joint Stuck In Lower Control Arm

^ I couldn't get that to work for me.

The pickle fork should get it but will destroy the boot. Hit the fork with a BIG mallet. Like a 3lb one.

I have one of these from HF. Works great!

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Re: Ball Joint Stuck In Lower Control Arm

Hey Guys,
T hanks very much for your help. I'll try both methods.
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