I know it's pressed in, but wondered if anyone had done the job using just a new balljoint and left the arm in situ. For instance, does it REALLY need a hydraulic press or is there some other method.
Is there a circlip that hold it, once pressed in?
It's not just about the labour time, it's about having to fit the arm with the weight of the vehicle on the ground, therefore leaving no room to torque the arm bolts back up. Even ramps would not give enough room most likely.
If it's on a lift in a garage, clearly that is an advantage as the bolts can be torqued with the car on the ground, but in the air at the same time.
The disadvantage is that I would have to pay someone to do it.
The old Scenic had two bolts that held the balljoint assembly on, much simpler.