Pressing in a lower ball joint without a press

Tiny
ITISME1981
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  • 1995 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
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  • 200,000 MILES
What is the best way to press in a lower ball joint on a 1995 chevy c2500 without using a ball joint press?
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Friday, April 24th, 2015 AT 10:25 PM

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Tiny
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Yep you can do it and this is how. First set the control arm in the sun or the oven at 150 degrees and let warm, then put the ball joint in the freezer (overnight) it will go right together with little effort. Just use a hammer and a block of wood to protect the joint.
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Saturday, April 25th, 2015 AT 4:11 AM
Tiny
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Some said a press is the only way but none of the adapters that go over the ball joint will fit and it seems as if I need a bigger C clamp also. So I am glad I asked because your method worked perfect you guys are the best.
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Saturday, April 25th, 2015 AT 8:08 AM
Tiny
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Good to hear, please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help.

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Saturday, April 25th, 2015 AT 8:54 AM

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