Thursday, October 25th, 2012 AT 7:41 PM
Got flagged on Va state inspection for lower front ball joint to loose. I bought parts to replace lower and upper control arm ball joint and rented tools. I have loosened upper not and bolt to control arm and taken them out. I loosened crown nut on lower ball joint and left it on the end. I have been trying like crazy to get the caliper to loosen and come down the bolt on the lower ball joint. I have been using the 16 inch pickle fork and pounding on it with a regular hammer. It has barely moved 1/2 inch. I am really wondering if I have missed something or is this caliper/arm frozen forever. I have used liquid wrench spray and a lot more pounding with hammer on pickle fork and joint. No luck. Any practical suggestions are appreciated. I am on a limited budget unemployed. Thank you so much!