August 2, 2011After taking the steering knuckle off of my Toyota Echo 04, I found that most of my problems were the lower heavy duty ball joint. How hard is it to separate the ball joint from the control arm? I have a press, but dont want to press it the wrong way. Can I use a pitman arms tool to do this?
I think there is a snap ring, it is very rusty and dirty, trying to figure out how to push out the ball joint.