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Old 30-05-17, 05:12 AM   #1
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I have purchased the below lower ball joint and was wondering how difficult the job is to do and if any special or unusual tools may be needed

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Old 30-05-17, 08:45 AM   #2
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Check the top of the stud on the old ball joint to see if there's a female hex key hole to keep the stud still whilst slackening the nut.

If not, you'll need a good pair of mole grips or a nut splitter.

The nuts can be a pain to get off if they're rusted and corroded, it's down to luck. Plenty of WD40 or PlusGas will definitely help, a hammer and maybe a blow torch are useful back ups.
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You will need a grinder or similar to remove the rivets holding the old joint to the lower arm unless joint has been replaced in the past.
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Thanks for the info guys did not realise this piece was riveted on !!

So if i bought a full lower arm, would this be easier and would there be any specialist tools needed then ??

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Old 30-05-17, 11:03 PM   #5
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I have just found this 'new' arm on ebay and looking at the part i need to change this is bolted on and not riveted on as previously stated in this thread, has anyone got a definitive answer on this please.
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The replacement ball joint comes with bolts/nuts, you only need to cut/grind/drill off the rivets to remove the old joint then bolt the new one in place... provided of course you do not damage the arm itself when removing the rivets...

I prefer to drill the rivets as this normally does not damage the arm in any way.

I cant make out what you are getting in the 'new' arm pics..
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Old 31-05-17, 05:26 AM   #7
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Hi I am asking the question as on the new arm it appears that the ball joint is bolted in place and not rivited in place as you are describing.

I presume there are no threads in the rivet holes ?

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The arms have three plain holes.The ball joints are only riveted on from the factory.
You have two choices,drill or grind out the rivets and fit a new ball joint with the nuts and bolts provided.

OR, buy a complete arm with the ball joint already bolted on.Its less hassle and the arm comes with nice new bushes.
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Old 31-05-17, 07:14 PM   #9
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As above REPLACEMENT arms will have bolt in balljoints

ORIGINAL arms have riveted in balljoints

Replacing the whole arm is easier.
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Ok gonna fit this part just wondering once the rivets are drilled out do the bolts have a specific torque to be tightened upto or just as tight as poos with some thread lock possibly ??

Cheers for all the help guys
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