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Old 08-20-2017, 05:59 PM
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Default Ball joint removal - 97 Escort

I'm replacing the ball joints on my 97 Escort with 160,000 miles. Driver's side came out of the steering knuckle with some effort but the one on the passenger's side won't budge.

I'm thinking about taking the knuckle off of the car and maybe applying a torch to it to get the joint out.

Good idea or bad? Alternatives?
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