Honda CRX Forum banner
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,746 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Ok, I know I'll be pulling my transmission out thursday to take care of the binding problem and replace the clutch. I can't take the motor out again because the hoist leveler broke while I was reinstalling the motor (made for some scary moments and a lot of swearing). I'll do it from the bottom. The problem is, I know my passenger side lower ball joint is stuck pretty bad, I've tried using a pickle fork with a huge bar on it, and I've tried a puller, nothing works. Anybody have a good trick for this? If not, is there another good way to pull the axle out so I can remove the tranny?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
731 Posts
Ghettofabulous way to separate the lower balljoint: Turn the wheel all the way to the inside of the car, left or right depending on which side you're working on. Lock the steering. Get a short old or junk 3/8 extension and attach it to a medium length 3/8 extension. Insert the assembly in between the knuckle and the LCA in the direction of back to front of car. The assembly will protrude outward at an angle and hold itself in place. Get a sledge and whaaaaack (swinging in the direction of back to front of car) Works everytime for me and doesn't ever rip the boot or damage the joint like a pickle fork would
Worse comes to worst, undo the LCA at the frame and or the upper balljoint of course in addition to the outer tie rod.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,512 Posts
man heu is always one step ahead of me!
dang my work schedule! :twisted:
I use a nice 5lb hammer called affectionatly "BFH". :lol:
She usually loosens any stubborn BJ's.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top