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Lower front ball joint

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This may have been worked over before but is there a cross reference for the front lower ball joint? Or is it a Lotus only part?

Thanks in advance

Bugslugger

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For the esprit S1/S2&S2.2 the parts are the same of the Opel Ascona A model.

Ciao

Giorgio

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How do you remove these lower front ball joints? Post 85? Before I start I thought I would sak the question?

Buddsy

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Press them out. Just push from above the arm. As it's you I fully expect a die to be made that presses on the lip of the ball joint not the ball itself. I used a big socket to do that task.

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Somehow I knew it would be you who came to my rescue! Cheers thats what I kind of guessed.

Buddsy :unworthy:

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Oh, and do not try and press them in with a vice. At least not with one vice, you can start with one but when it breaks at (I guess) 5 tons of force you'll need a second one.

It was after that event that I bought a proper hydraulic press.

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