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Old 12-25-2019, 10:43 PM   #26
jmo69
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I just did the drivers side axle for a friend and although I used to drop the knuckle off the strut, I dropped the control arm at the outer ball joint with my HF ball joint tool. We were putting things back together after about 40 minutes. I have no desire to break the pinch bolt in the knuckle and have to drill it out. The ball joint was less than a year old and with a little patience it came apart. I have an Earthquake 3/8" impact that hasn't had a problem with the axle nuts.
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