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Old 08-25-2009, 07:31 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Lowe's, get treated 6x6 post and have them cut it down to several 2" sections for you. You can notch the tops of each piece, and they'll hold the car up fine.

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Old 08-25-2009, 08:03 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Yes, I'd usually do that and borrow some from my dad but I'm not going to be under the car really so I figured I'd go with jackstands just to say time.

Anyone got any tricks from popping the LCA ball joints out of the knuckle? I've done it a bunch of times but it's not working for me now and the last thing I want to do is get violent and mess the whole thing up.
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Ball joints out of the knuckle, yes. This is going to probably sound bad, but it works great and it doesn't cause any problems I have ever encountered.

Loosen, but do not remove the nut on the joint. Take a heavy sledge hammer, swing it as hard as you can and hit the side of the ball joint solidly. It usually takes 2-3 really heavy hits and then it decompresses just enough to let if fall loose.

Keep your personal knuckles out of the way.
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:10 PM   #24 (permalink)
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So hit the joint and not the LCA?
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So hit the joint and not the LCA?
Stick a 3' bar between the LCA and the radius rod, so that it goes over the LCA, then under the radius rod, from the back of the wheel. Hang a good amount of weight on it while you're hammering the sh!t out of the flat on the LCA (the spot you're already hitting). Also, if you have a propane torch and plan on replacing at least the boot, if not the ball joint, just go ahead and heat up the joint a bit, then hammer it.

PB blaster works well also.
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I popped it last year, I'm not sure why it's being such a pain in the butt. We'll see in the morning.

In other news, tomorrow I'm buying a fairly new ford escape hybrid nimh battery pack!
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:O:O:O:O:O Lukky Baztid... :O:O:O:O:O

What's that gonna burn you for, if you don't mind me asking?
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You suck. :P

What's the Ah rating on that pack?
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Damned if I know, to be honest. It'll prolly sit around for a while until I figure out what to do with it

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