Step 5: The Reinstall
If you can afford it, you will want to reinstall quality new parts so you only have to do the job once. I recommend Moog brand on all front end parts. If you don’t have that kind of coin, use nothing less than parts with life time warranties. This job cost me nothing because the last time I opted to pay the $5 extra saving me $60 this day!
1. Lightly tap the new joint in so it holds itself up and isn’t crooked.
2. Flip the press plate and receiver (Cup) on the press so it is the reverse of the removal position for re-installation. Instructions should be included with the press.
3. As with removal, if the ball joint becomes crooked rotate the press to the other side of the arm using a pry-bar to straighten.