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I'm going to be replacing both front lower ball joints tomorrow and just want to know...

Other than the one pinch nut, is there anything else holding it in there such as a retaining clip?

Are they pressed in from the factory? Will I need to remove the control arm and press it out, or can I just coax it out with the bfh, control arm still installed?



And to answer the typical parts counter questions; V6, 4WD, red.

Thanks in advance, guys!
 

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That must be a stock photo, the ball joints (moog, greasable) that I have from Rockauto only have the ball joint itself, the pinch bolt and the zerk fitting. I guess I'll tell the wife not to leave with the Prix in case I need it to run out to the shop with the control arms.
 

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I forgot to reply to this after I replaced them. Anyway, they are just pressed in. I used a ball-joint press (basically a c-clamp and a series of cups) to remove them and it made quick work of the whole thing. I don't think the whole job, both sides, took more than 2-3 beers long.
 
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