Do you have a breaker bar? I used to have problems removing fasteners till I finally bought one. (I like mine because it adjusts from 16 to 24 inches which is very handy) Now I just have to be careful not to snap studs in half. I only undid one end of the stabilizer, can't remember which one though.
I think I had my 16 in. (maybe 24) ratchet on the nut in one hand and grabbed the allen key with a pair of vice grips or something like that in the other hand...yeah it will be on there good and tight.
Spray the pinch with lots of loosening/ lubricating oil, grab a beer (or a juice box in your case ), Rent a ball joint seperator and use it. (be careful with the joint boot) No seperator? Take the control arm off (3 bolts, make sure you remember which bols went where. I think they are all 17mm) , then wack away with a soft faced hammer (or hammer and a wood block) until it falls out
I would have used some very colorful language at that point!
I used a pickle fork and a heavy hammer to pop the joint but it's highly likely maybe 70% to tear the boot...but you're replacing it anyways, I guess.
The shop manual says "use a pry bar"...and that will probably work,,,maybe, with the right pry bar positioned in just the right spot, but they always have their cars up on a lift so it's so much easier....
It took some good pounding on the fork with my little sledge to get that sucker out of there.
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