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releasing inner balljoints

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Howdy everybody.


Started pulling my mates car to bits yesterday to do the wishbone bushes but I can't seem to get the inner balljoints to release. This is annoying as mine practically fell out. Does anyone have any tips on getting the tapers to free up. I've tried the usual methods of release fluid/heat, and extreme violence but they won't budge. Other than dropping the subframe (which I want to avoid) am I missing something?

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Sorry Colin, I have no experience with the ones on a Mini ! I'm assuming there is no circlip ? Sometimes I've used a ball joint separator to keep pressure on while I've heated the housing. Good luck anyway

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Cheers Ian. Because of the location of the inners don't see how it'd be possible to access them with a standard separator. It's looking like a subframe out job, but while its out we can replace the inner balljoints and the anti rollbar bushes so its all done. I've got the parts sitting on the shelf so no great trauma

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