sonicgundam· Apprentice Technician
yeah, if you're changing the ball join, who cares about keeping it pretty. use a pickle fork.Just an FYI the separating fork works very well, I just did the ball joints on my sentra a month ago and it was a quick in and out with the fork
if you AREN'T changing the ball joint, and just need to knock it out, wrapping a chain around the control arm and putting a bolt through a couple links then pull the control arm down using a pry bar. if it doesn't work right away smack the steering knuckle hard with a hammer. do NOT hit the stud. put the castlated nut back on to keep you from accidentally hit it and mess up the threads.