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Old 03-26-2011, 10:08 AM   #39
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Originally Posted by spennI View Post
Step 8 worked like a champ on one side but the d*&^m joint won't come out on the other side. I must have wacked it with a 6lb hammer about 20 times. Any thoughts?
Keep whacking at it. 20 times is nothing. I think I wailed on mine for more than an hour before I got the #%(* thing to come apart. If you can borrow a ball joint separator from your local auto parts store that might work too.

Other people have said that heating it with a torch helps, but I didn't want to try that since I didn't know what I was doing.

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