1998 BMW 328is - How do I change lower ball joint

06-03-2005, 10:20 AM
My husband is in the process of changing the left lower outer ball joint. he has the old one off but cannot get the new one on -- any tips would greatly be appreciated.

09-23-2005, 06:13 PM
it needes to be pressed in. you can beat it in with a hammer but this will take a very long time.

10-13-2005, 12:48 PM
The ball joint needs to be pressed in with proper tools. Beating it in with a hammer will give the new ball joint the life expectency of about a month. It probabally wont rotate smoothly either

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