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Old 01-23-2013, 07:21 PM   #9
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Ok well both my ball joint pinch bolt nuts were welded. The passenger side was more stuck (more salty puddles I suppose) The one I broke was a big pain to drill out, and I messed up the knuckle a little doing it but it didn't matter in the end because the shop pressing out my old bearing broke my knuckle and paid for a new (used) one. So the moral of the story is DON'T GIVE UP but BE CAREFUL!
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