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2. We then removed the sway bar, loosened the upper shock nut, and disconnected the knuckle from the upper control arm. You may find it easier to remove the ball joint's shank from the knuckle after heating up the knuckle with a torch and giving it a few good whacks with a sledgehammer. Be careful, as you don't want to cook the rubber boots on the ball joint.

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