Pound the crap out of it by striking down at the front of the arm. It'll pop out.I was hoping so thanks again!! Now if I could just get the lower ball joint apart, not enough room to slip the cv axle out of the tranny unless the tie rod and ball joint is moved. Tie rod popped right off but that ball joint wont budge. Got some penetrating oil on it now. A few good blows on the steering knuckle is usually all it takes. I dont want to use the pickle fork then I'll need a ball joint replacement. Any tips on the lower ball jt? thanks
Nothing under the control arm. You want the arm to be able to move down which allows it to separate from the joint. You can support the knuckle not the arm.thats a good idea, I have hit it there but obviously not hard enough! Its really stuck in place. should I have my floor jack under the ball joint when it pops loose? I have no idea how much tension it has on it? I didnt remove any of the upper strut or bolts no need to bother them so I just want to be safe. thanks gr on any tips never too old to learn.