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I'm in the process of putting lift spindles on my truck, and I can't get the balljoints separated from the stock spindles. I've got a "picklefork" type balljoint separator as indicated in the Haynes repair manual, but can't get them to budge. Is there a trick to this??

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Get a bigger hammer?????:rofl2:

are you reusing them?
dont use a pickle fork, itll fuck up your bj's. the way i did mine was loosen the top bj nut til it was like 3/4 of the way off, take off the tie rod and turn the spindle all the way to the side and take a decent sized sledge to it, dont be scared to hit it good, then once if breaks loose, i put a jack under the lca and put some tension on it and did the same thing, came off in a few hits for me
:read:Beat it like it owes you money.
Buahahahaha. Check sig.
I got the top one off last night but stopped because it was getting late and the hammer was getting loud. I'll give her a few more wacks this morning and let you know how it goes.

Thanks for the help.
I used a 5 lb. deadblow and hit it as hard as I could. Popped off after a half dozen hits.
I hit the SOB 75+ times with a 8# sledge with no response. So then I put a torch to the spindles for about 3 minutes, 3-6 more hits and she popped.

Thanks everyone for the help. I should have pictures posted in a day or so.
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