Front axle

Replacing the lower ball joint

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              The drawings are borrowed from the Citroën CX' parts list

Unscrew the main bolt holding the ball to the arm. Pull aside the metal securing the 2 13mm bolts. Remove the bolts. Knock a screwdriver in between the hub and the ball so you can get a little crack. Replace with larger screwdriver when the gap has got wider (or use a chisel to finish). Put on a puller and tighten. The ball pops out.

Alternative to puller: Place a garage jack on the bolt on the ball bearing and jack up. Hold a sledge hammer against one side of the arm, and knock a couple of times with a heavy hammer on the other side. Will maybe work.

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