haven't had to do mine yet but that's exactly how the Warranty Mechanic did mine.......Popped right outI didnt smack the nut, I smacked the side of the a-arm where the ball joint goes through while prying down and putting tension on the ball joint itself. its hard to explain but it is quick. Thats why I said to leave the nut on because then when it lets go it wont pop all the way out.
Welcome Muddigger.....you could have not found a better site for Help with Honda's, these Men are good at what they do or I should say love to do!thanks a lot for the info on the front bearings dude,I have a Rancher,but it's pretty much the same setup,the last step was the most important one too,BUD LIGHT!!!!!!
I see your a fellow Tennessean, Their is a LOT of us Hillbillys on here....LOL, what part of TN are ya from?
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