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Snapped a bolt in the red circle within the image. Any ideas what this part is called? and how I can take it off now? I was going to drill out the screw, but I don't think that would work in this situation. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is on the front passenger side if that helps.
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Looks like a "ball joint".

If I am correct, it is on a taper.
You have to bit the item hard on the solid surface to shock it off the taper.

Some repair places will have a triangular fork shaped tool that might remove it.
 

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Looks like a "ball joint".

If I am correct, it is on a taper.
You have to bit the item hard on the solid surface to shock it off the taper.

Some repair places will have a triangular fork shaped tool that might remove it.
Can you use a triangle tool to take it off? I imagine the bolt was treaded in there. If not, I could just take a flat head and try to pry the 'ball joint' out.
 

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The ball joint pin shouldn’t be threaded to the knuckle upright. I don’t know how you’d use a pickle fork on a loose knuckle. I think you’re better off with whichever of these you can get to work:

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Traditional separator will not work. There is nothing to push on if it broke flush with knuckle. Fork in air hammer would be my choice.
 

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Traditional separator will not work. There is nothing to push on if it broke flush with knuckle. Fork in air hammer would be my choice.
Unfortunately, I do not have an air hammer. Any other suggestions, alternatives with common hand tools?
 

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Snapped a bolt in the red circle within the image. Any ideas what this part is called? and how I can take it off now? I was going to drill out the screw, but I don't think that would work in this situation. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is on the front passenger side if that helps.
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Snapped a bolt in the red circle within the image. Any ideas what this part is called? and how I can take it off now? I was going to drill out the screw, but I don't think that would work in this situation. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is on the front passenger side if that helps.
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the fork would be the cheapest tool , how can you snap that piece off ??? , never seen that .
 

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I did it boys and girls. Went to harbor freight to get one of these tools and was able to get it out. Took a little bit of effort to finesse it out, but I am happy. I'll try not to over-torque these bolts next time. Harbor Freight has a father's day coupon for 20% off until Sunday so this took the sting out of the purchase for the kit. Thank you for all your suggestions :D. Ordered new ball joints on FCP Euro they won't be here for 2 weeks

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