Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
The terminator is right! You need to put some pressure on that ball shaft or it will spin since the nut is a locking type nut. I also use impacts to remove and tighten, which does help to some degree. There was no need to get a replacement part.
I use a jack to load the control arm and get them off with a breaker bar or impact, for installation, I've never used an impact to put the nut back on. Loading the suspension forces the interference taper to keep the ball joint from spinning.
-1996 Pearl White Thunderbird 4.6 Sport 4v with many mods:
Current Best: 13.583 @ 103.74 10/2014.
227hp/241tq measured on calibrated mustang dyno, tested at full vehicle simulation with inertia enabled, no number skewing.
-2001 White Ford F-250 Super Duty 6.8 V10, 4-door, 4x4, Limo Tint, BFG KO2's, Bilstein 7100 Remote Reservoir Race Bypass Shocks, 6" Spring lift, Kenwood Double Din, K&N Intake, FlowMaster Exhaust
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-2005 White GMC Sierra 3500 6.6 Duramax, Dually, 4-door, 4x4, Limo Tint, BFG Commercial T/A's, Rancho RS9000XL Shocks, Kenwood Double Din, K&N Intake, Banks Monster Exhaust
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