Control arm installation issue

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My car is lifted up on jack stands, I replaced the control arm with new
orders one with good bushings.

To get the ball joint in the hub hole I had to take the suspension two bolts out and tilt the top out some to fit the ball joint onto hole. Due to the hub is out further than the ball joint reached by a good 3 inches +.

now I think it's the suspension that is at max down that is why it won't reach correctly.

I have a fractured spine and not to lift much weight over 10lbs.

how do I raise the suspension high enough to get the bolts back in or how to get the wheel hub high enough and top side pushed towards the suspension so I can put bolts back in?
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Sunday, July 11th, 2021 AT 9:05 PM

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I think I understand your issue. However, can you get some pictures or a video of what you are dealing with so that we can be sure we are on the same page?

Here is a guide that will help with replacing the control arm:

However, I think you are going to have to use another floor jack and use the weight of the vehicle to raise the control arm up to the steering knuckle.

I attached the process below but I don't think that is going to give you what you need.

Let us know if you can get some pictures and we can go from there. Thanks
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Monday, July 12th, 2021 AT 3:43 PM

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