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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-01-2009, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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ball joints are bad, cant figure out how to replace

my roght side upper an lower ball joint is bad, cant figure out how ot get them out with beating them out, i thoguh about heating them out but wanted to know if there is an easier way, better to buy oem a-arms or replace ball joints
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-01-2009, 04:07 PM
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Well i hate to tell you but your going to have to replace the whole a-arm for the upper one. I might actually have one if you want you can have it. As for the lower one there is a c clip that holds it in. Just remove the c clip and bang it out. Its ok if you mess it up because its already no good. Then buy a new one, I actually might have that too, clean the bottom a-arm (where the ball joint goes in and pop it in, put the c clip in and your good.

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If you want ill go in the garage and check if i have them parts. I just replaced my a-arms with LSR a-arms so i have no use for these.

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Page 4-53 of the service manual for the lower. Have you downloaded it yet? https://www.raptorforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6

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pretty sure wiyh out looking at my owners manual u can just press them in and out like car ball joints.

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The upper ball joint is welded to the a arm how are you going to press it out.
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The upper ball joint is welded to the a arm how are you going to press it out.
You dont. Once the upper a-arm ball joints are shot, you throw the whole arm out.

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Only the lower is replacable, as described in the manual - again page 4-53.

'01 660 Raptor, Burgard +2+1 arms, YFZ Shocks, LSR anti-vibe, CTR pipe, jetted, K&N
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my roght side upper an lower ball joint is bad, cant figure out how ot get them out with beating them out, i thoguh about heating them out but wanted to know if there is an easier way, better to buy oem a-arms or replace ball joints
if at all possible you should always refrain from heating any parts/components on your rappy.. odd are if they require that ammount of heat to remove them/free them up than the ammount of heat your going to have to apply is going to be enough to drasticly reduce the strenght of the surrounding metal ( in this case you A-arm which is something you really dont want to be weak) this applies for any metal parts/components..

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thank youguy for all your help i will check the c clip thing see how it works out not i got more prbolblems my clutch lever is pulled but bike is still in gear tighten clutch cable but no disengagement
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