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I need to remove the front lower arm to get it fixed, is it a hard job, anything special i need to look up to ?
 

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Hi again :)
Can some pleas tell me how i separate the arm from the wheel ?! I scared to hit the arm to force it out or is there any other way, any thing else i have to dismantle befor the arm goes out ?


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Hi again :)
Can some pleas tell me how i separate the arm from the wheel ?! I scared to hit the arm to force it out or is there any other way, any thing else i have to dismantle befor the arm goes out ?


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It's a ball joint connecting the two so you will need a ball joint separator tool to force the joint apart.
 

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It's a ball joint connecting the two so you will need a ball joint separator tool to force the joint apart.

Thank you for replay :)
So i need to take a part the disc, brake calipera and suspension than the ball joint ?


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You don't need to remove the disc or caliper but it will make access easier. As long as the hub is supported whilst you remove the arm you should be fine.
 

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Its holding very very , im hamering it whit wood but doesnt move a bit ...


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Have you got a ball joint separator? You won't get it off with a hammer.
 

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Aaa... Iwe heated the screw whit a fan that goes to 600c and put som wd40 on the screw after and bang whit one swing the arm fell off :))) .....


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Have you got a ball joint separator? You won't get it off with a hammer.

ill get the ball joint on the arm repaired to a specialist , but they dont dissaseble the arm from the car soo i had to do it.


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Does the ball joint need replaced? If so, you have to replace the whole arm..
 

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Theres a place here in slovenia that unpresses the ball join and presses a new one in, but they only do that if you have an original arm .


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Sounds like a lot of hassle. Would it not be cheaper to just buy a new arm.
 

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For anyone who is looking to do this i found this video very good.


I had to do a lower ball joint in my 98 EJ9 run a round.
A ball joint removal tool is highly recommended to remove the lower ball joint from the wishbone.
 

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For anyone who is looking to do this i found this video very good.

Ball Joint Remove Replace "How to" Honda Civic - YouTube

I had to do a lower ball joint in my 98 EJ9 run a round.
A ball joint removal tool is highly recommended to remove the lower ball joint from the wishbone.
Theres a place here in slovenia that unpresses the ball join and presses a new one in, but they only do that if you have an original arm .


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original control arm is cast aluminium and the joint is sealed into it.
 

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They would charge 350e for the new arm + work, so about 400e, if i get the arm fixed it would cost 50e :/


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They would charge 350e for the new arm + work, so about 400e, if i get the arm fixed it would cost 50e :/


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There are threads on this forum about the control arms, and trying to get them pressed, some one brought the arm to get the ball joint pressed, they said that they could not do it, as it would end up bending the aluminium arm.
 

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original control arm is cast aluminium and the joint is sealed into it.
That's ridiculous!
So you would have to by a new control arm to replace a busing?
I could always try bring it down to Ryns in the docks and get them to press is out if possible, when it comes to changing mine.
 
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