I'm replacing the rear upper control arm; but the stem of the ball joint(located on the far end of the control arm)has fused into the opening of the rear wheel knuckle. There is no nut or cotter pin remaining. The ball joint bolt has broken off flush with the knuckle. It's rigid, not movable and fused inside the knuckle opening.
What's the best way to remove it so that I can replace the entire control arm? Would heating the knuckle with a propane torch work?
Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 AT 6:57 PM