Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Southern California
Car: 09 C63 AMG, The OBS has a new home.
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Ball Joint Removal
Per our Subaru manual:
1) Remove the wheels.
2) Pull out the cotter pin from the ball stud, remove
the castle nut, and extract the ball stud from the
3) Remove the bolt securing the ball joint to the
4) Extract the ball joint from the housing.
Ours practically fell out. We did step three and four first and pulled down on the control arm to pull it out of the housing.
Try wetting it down with some Marvel Mystery Oil if it is stuck. If you leave the bolt in the housing, the ball joint will not come out.
Which end is stuck in your situation, top or bottom?