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Does anyone know how to disconnect this pain in the a55!

The ball joint is connected to the hub by a bolt. I have taken off the nut but the bolt won't shift. At the end of the bolt there is a hole (dodgy illustration enclosed!) - is this hole for a special tool to unscrew the bolt from the hub?

Hopefully, anyone who has ever had to remove a wheel hub or change a lower arm will have had to overcome this dilemna and can help me!

GTS 2.5t so rear wheel drive only.

Cheers

Andrew

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might not be of any help but

might just be a push fit so needs a rubber hammer to tap it out
and the hole is for a split pin !!

iam not a 100 % reliable so letts wait for the guys who know !
 

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Split pin, that makes sense, I've encountered a few of them so far. I'll try levering off the arm again tomorrow.

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a rubber hammer some wd40 and a srewdriver and anything will come off!
 

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Its locked with a split pin, and is also held by a taiper. Remove the split pin, and un-screw the nut - DON'T try and knock the joint out until you get the nut on-to the last remainding threads, or else the bolt will just turn round, and you won't be able to unscrew the nut.

If the balljoint is running round, an air-impact rench will remove it.

Jason.
 

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does this meen iam right?:)
 

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Jason,

Do you mean the ball joint bolt should turn within the hub? Mine doesn't seem to move up or down or rotate or unscrew! What am I doing wrong???

Am I supposed to take the pin out, take the nut off and then put the pin back in and put the nut back on? Will that cause the bolt to unscrew?

I am totally confused!

Just one more question - does the balljoint pop out like a dislocated shoulder joint?

Andrew

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Finally Done It!

Cheers to Jason, who worked out how to get this one undone!

Pictures enlcosed of why I needed to get it off.

Andrew
 

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was that meant to be straight
kerbs arnt funny when they do that are they!:)
 

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that was indeed meant to be straight, but fortunately I found a helpful iron worker who was able to straighten it out and weld the cracks.

I'm back on the road!
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