CHANGING LEFT BALL JOINT

1992 Oldsmobile

Tiny

2lil2late

September, 22, 2008 AT 12:04 PM

Suspension problem
1992 Other Oldsmobile Models 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I was changing my ball joint on the driver side cause it basically was in more then one piece. Well I have the new one on the car but I can't seem to compress the strut and place the hub back over the ball joint. With a jack pushing up and out the force of the spring is pushing the hub outward away from the car. Is there anyway to compress the spring without a tool or could I just keep wrapping wire around the spring to keep it compressed while I slide the ball joint into the hub?

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