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Unread 06-04-2005   #1 (permalink)
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Default lower ball joint replacement

I just noticed the dust boot has burst on my lower
ball joint. The joint is pressed into the lower arm (not bolted).
('66 coupe)

I'm guessing my options are

A) Replace the lower arm
B) Have the joint pressed out and replace it with a bolt-in type
C) Install a new boot - though I can't see how with out going with B) above.

Any advice? This started as a simple project to change the front
brakes but I'm starting to see a lot of things that need to be
done (I've only owned the car a few months).
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pretty much option A, as that is the way they come.
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After wasting a lot of time trying to get a new boot that fit, I bought the lower arm. Pressing in another ball joint was not an option.
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