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Old 03-01-2009, 03:18 PM   #1
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Installation of new Lower Control Arm

Got the new LCA in the mail. Trying to install it. Having trouble getting the ball joint into the spindle all the way. It's in the spindle but does not look like it's in all the way. I tried putting a jack under it and lifting on it. I see a blue O ring. Assume that should be seated all the way. Is there a special tool? Something I'm not thinking of?


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I had the same trouble when installing a control arm. I put a jack under the arm and used a mallet to tap the top of the spindle. After a few hits it finally went in.
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Thanks. Got it to go in. Just needed to be patient. I wiggled it around while lightly tapping on it and finally went in. Car is running like a champ.
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