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Old 11-30-2012, 08:31 PM   #15
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Great you had some "pull" to get it settled without a major hassle!

Sounds like the initial response was an automatic "deny", that could have resulted in a long back & forth without your help from "cooler heads".

And yeah, if it's the right part & seated completely it CAN'T come out without the bolt coming out first. That's the "safety" in the design, even loose wouldn't let it pull out - the bolt has to be removed from the "groove" in the shaft B4 it can pull out....

Looking back to check your model year, there couldn't be a wrong joint either - since the '05 and up used a LARGER shaft for the joint, it wouldn't fit in your knuckle. If you had an '05 or newer, and an '04 or earlier ball joint was used it MIGHT give enough clearance to pull out if it was loose. Not your issue....
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