Hi Joe, thank you for your quick response! I will try using the wrench to pull joint stud closer. Here is a quick run down of what I tried prior to asking for help:
Removed old control arm and installed new LCA with all nuts and bolts but unable to insert ball joint to knuckle. So I:
1) Removed tie rod from steering knuckle.
2) Removed bolt from front mount.
3) Detached stabilizer bar and removed thru bolt for clevis.
4) Rear mount has bolt and nut and is tightened therefore only thing holding control arm in place.
I have a few questions. First, should I loosen the rear mount bolt and nut?
Second, should both driver and passenger sides be raised? I am working on passenger side. At first, I had both sides up on jack stands. But now I only have passenger side raised with jack stand at lowest level. And third, when attaching the ball stud should I lower the vehicle some (will have to remove jack stand? But I will not be under car at that point and I always place a tire under the car.
Monday, March 25th, 2019 AT 9:26 AM