Last night my BFH and pickle fork got the steering knuckle off (with many swings). So I have a couple questions for y'all.
#1. As you can see, the old upper ball joint does not go low enough through the knuckle to accept a snap ring.
However, the new joint has a groove at the bottom for a snap ring, (and the new joint comes with one.) Both Car Quest and Napa confirm that this is the correct part, so do I just seat it to where the old one was and forget about the snap ring?
#2. It seems that the tool I rented is simply not big enough to press out the old upper joint, (or seat the replacement.) I guess I'll take them to a shop and have them press out the old and seat the new. For future reference, is there a tool available that will have a throat big enough to do this? (I'll have to do the driver's side pretty soon.)
Thanks to all who have helped on this one!