C5 2.2 HDI lower ball joint woes

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C5 2.2 HDI lower ball joint woes

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After having tried to remove the old lower ball joint I gave given up and ordered a replacement hub carrier from ebay. what I need to know is the torque settings for the front wheel bearing nut.

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325nm/240lbs/ft

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Or in other words, FT (effin' tight) :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by KennyW »

Andy,

I've never had a problem in undoing the front hub nut on any car i've owned. Just did my front outer CV joint today. 2 hours for complete job.

Impact socket, breaking bar and 6' scaffolding pole sucess 8-).

Kenny

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KennyW wrote: 6' scaffolding pole sucess
Now that's just boasting. I can get the nut off with a 5' length of gas pipe.

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Paul,

Age caught up with me, I used to use a 3' foot pole :lol:

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KennyW wrote: Age caught up with me, I used to use a 3' foot pole :lol:
I still do but I cheat by standing on it....

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KennyW wrote:Andy,

I've never had a problem in undoing the front hub nut on any car i've owned. Just did my front outer CV joint today. 2 hours for complete job.

Impact socket, breaking bar and 6' scaffolding pole sucess 8-).

Kenny
I think the problem though was getting the balljoint out of the hub not undoing the nub nut.

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Post by KennyW »

I have remove 3 lower ball joints in the past by removing hub then applying heat to casing and using removal socket with either impact wrench or breaker bar with 6' pole attached :)

HUb is secured in a bench vice.

Kenny