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Lower swivel joint
Calls for a big hammer and lots of releasing fluid. If the ball joint is stiill attached to the lower suspension arm - try this. Squirt plenty of releasing agent round the area concerned - be careful not to spray the brake components. I assume you have the car jacked up and the wheel removed. Place a prop or large lump of timber under the hub of the brake disc - let the car down gently till it touching - then using another block of wood or a punch drive the lower suspension arm downwards. Ensure the car is adequately supported otherwise you may knock it off the jack and other supports. You may have to hammer the arm up and down a few times to get it released. Keep spraying release agent as eventually it will assist removal. When fitting the new one (don't even think about using a second hand one) make sure the fitting areas are really clean. It is also recommended a new pinchbolt be fitted - after all that all thats keeping it together and you from falling of the road. Good Luck!
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