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Old 06-03-2003, 02:24 PM
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Post Ball joint repalcement

Went to change lower ball joint on my 48 Dodge. Has Mustang 2 suspension wit tubular A rms. Takes screw in Dodge ball joints. Moog K-772. I have 2 different size sockets used for thse ball joints. Neither one fits--too small or too big. Smaller one fits the NAPA replacement joint.Is ther anotheer socket or different special tool that I need. Joint has back and forth play. Less than 2000 miles on car. Thanks.

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back and forth play after 200 miles?
sorry dude but it sounds like they weren't installed right from the get go. Is it possible you chewed the threads for the installation or was it just one of those kinds that press into place
(sorry not that familiar with MII front ends)
perhaps the lower control arm ball joint socket is screwed and you need a new lower arm??

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Reborn, don't understand a worn out MOPAR balljoint on a MII setup. Either youstarted with a bad one, or you have something bad wrong with your suspension. You can remove your lower control arm from the cross member and clamp the ball joint into good vice on a sturdy work bench and use the A arm as the wrench handle. If you can't get it to move, a few moderate taps on the fat part of the ball jopint socket should help loosen it up. Mild heat like from propane torch as a last resort. Should come out before resorting to heat,

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Trees is right about it being bad already. I would be more concerned about WHY it is bad than how to replace it.
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