Originally Posted by Ceeker
no!! on the control arm below the arrow. :-) do you see there are two flat surfaces on the strut where the arrow points? the one in front of that and then below. hammer on the edge of the control arm.
NO! Double hammer the area where the arrow is pointing. I usually use an air hammer, but the hammer method works fine. I put a ball peen hammer with the flat side on the taper, then whack the shit out of it with a 4lb sledge. A couple good whacks, then tap the top of the ball joint threads with a hammer (really lightly to not damage threads). If it does pop right out, double hammer the taper again. I've never had a ball joint not come out that way.