UPPER BALL JOINT (SPINNING)

  • Tiny
  • Jordazbro
  • 1997 FORD FAIRMONT
  • 300,000 MILES

Hi I posted another post with same problem but the tie rod end, but got that to not to spin, but now im haveing truble with the upper ball joint,

of tried everythink, Graping it with muti grips jacking the car up from near the front suspension is to put tention on it, but it still spins,

And if you want to no why I took it off because I lowerd my car on super lows

What can I do?

Here is a picture?

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Thursday, March 8th, 2012 AT 8:20 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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The control arm has to be pried down and seated firmly on the ball joint shaft to stop it from spinning. Possibly jacking up from below at the same time will help.

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Thursday, March 8th, 2012 AT 11:51 AM
  • Tiny
  • Jordazbro
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I have pritty much jack it up a few ways it spins ether way. I jacked it right up where thee ball joint was pritty much crushed on the car but it still spinned. So what can I do.

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Thursday, March 8th, 2012 AT 11:59 AM
  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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You have to pry down on the upper frame at the same time.

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Thursday, March 8th, 2012 AT 12:31 PM
  • Tiny
  • Jordazbro
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Could u give me more detail. Like get one of the photo it draw arrows or something and I'm bolton it on not off

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Thursday, March 8th, 2012 AT 12:44 PM

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