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TMODAlpha

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Hi all, did a quick search for this and couldnt find anything.

Is it possibly to remove the outer CV from the hub and move the driveshaft to get to the wishbone balljoint? Or do you have to move the strut to get it out?

Any tricks or tips would be great, or im going to swap my balljoint splitter. Thanks.
 
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i just undid my ball joint with a 19mm spanner, didnt have to move anything out of the way to get at it. the nut wouldnt come off in my hand but it was clear of the thread so as soon as the ball joint popped it came off.
has your ball joint splitter spread apart?? i'm on my third one now. that'll teach me to keep buying cheap ones!
 

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I've done this 6 times now :) But im sick of using a fork type and a hammer, gets noisy and ive damaged alot of ball joints already.

So i got another type but its hard to get past the cv joint so i might swap it for a scissor type. Having another bash at it tomorrow, so will see how far i get but might just swap it. We'll see.

Just wanting to see if anyone had any little tips.
 
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i left my driveshaft in place and just used a crowbar between the bolt and cv joint and it popped out :lol:

but yes you can move cv joint out the way but you will need to remove track rod end from the strut and turn the strut far over, once the hub nut is undone use a mallet to tap out cv joint. its a pain t do but i have done it.

imo its easier just to pop lower balljoint off tbh
 

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Thought so, thanks :)

Right well i'll try that way if not i'll swap my splitter because this one wont fit the gap.

Cheers people.
 
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I've ripped a few balljoint rubbers over the years too! I turn the steering onto full lock and use a long pry bar. I lever the wishbone down as close to the balljoint as i can with the other end of the bar under the car body (where mud-flaps would be fitted if you had any). With one hand i lever the wishbone down and tap next to the tapered hole where the ball joint pivot goes with a hammer. Even the most stubbord ball-joint comes out after a few steady taps. Hope my waffly description makes sense.
 

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