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cant undo the upper ball joint nut

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Post  cejsmith on 19/7/2012, 12:13 am

I need to get to the upper ball joint dust cover and replace it ( it failed the mot on it) and I'm trying to undo the 19mm nut that holds it in place. It started to undo but now it's just spinning.



What should I do???


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Post  Captain Slow on 19/7/2012, 3:36 am

Is there not a slot in the top of the ball joint thread which accepts an allen key to counter hold it?

Failing that, use a jack to jack up the lower suspension arm so it simulates the car's weight on the ball joint, that will stop it spinning in the manner you describe.



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Post  Sambomonkee on 19/7/2012, 3:39 am

Cut it off? My solution to everything, grinder or hammer
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Post  cejsmith on 19/7/2012, 7:11 pm

Thanks now it's stop raining I will try to sort it. If though I cant just replace the dust cover what size socket do I need to remover the ball joint???


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Post  cejsmith on 20/7/2012, 8:13 pm

We it's all sort now and the TF is now re moted, in the end when I cleaned the dust cover it was fine and the MOT testers agreed so I didn't need to replace the ball joint in the end. So if anybody needs one give me a shout!!!


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