01 Tracker Lower Control Arm Replacement, HELP!
I had a terrible squeak in the Driver Side front end that I diagnosed as the Lower Control Arm Ball Joint. I tried to Lube it with Oil & Grease but it still squeaked. The Chevy Shop Manual does not mention that I need to pull the front axle to remove the control arm, but it there is not enough clearance between the CV Joint and the control arm to lower it out of the steering spindle. Does anybody have any luck removing the arm without pulling the axle? I ordered the special tool to disassemble the front hub (J37781, looks like a socket with four studs), but if I can do it without pulling the axle I would be much happier