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Lower ball joint will not move.
Using ball joint press it keeps forcing off center and then popping off.
Have the 23 piece press of eBay.
Snap ring is off have arm supported with jack stand and only have access to 4lb dead blow which hasn’t moved it even a millimeter
 

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Probably best to replace whole lower control arm(comes with ball joint already pressed in). I'm currently in process of having whole front suspension replaced. Bushing were also out in the control arms. My mechanic also had a little trouble poping the upper ball joints out. It's a bitch.
 

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Agree with replacing the lower control arm/ball joint as a unit. Alternatively, an impact driver makes quick work of ball joints.
 

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I ended up pulling it and using a shop press came off in few pulls lol.
Upper cake off like it was coated in butter
 
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