1994 GMC Sonoma 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 115k miles
I'm trying to replace my ball joints (upper & lower) in my '94 GMC Sonoma 4x4, and ran into difficulty -- I can't separate it from the steering knuckle! I managed to get the rivets & castle-nut off, but can't get the stud out of the knuckle.
I can't use the special ball joint separator tool I borrowed from the auto store b/c the front transaxle is in the way and have no room to fit the tool in.
The pickle-fork just seems to move the upper control arm around, but the stud won't budge from the bottom.
I tried forcing the stud up w/ an improvised jack mechanism, but it's still not budging.
See attached. Any suggestions? Thanks. Mike.
Saturday, May 16th, 2009 AT 2:53 PM