how far do new ball joints go in? dana 44
I just put new ball joints: Napa Chassis Parts 260-1342 and 260-1343 into my dana 30 knuckles that are going on my dana 44. The new lower joints came with a snap ring. the old ones did not have one. I can't for the life of me press that new ball joint far enough to get the snap ring on. do i have to have it? The knuckles were bead blasted and cleaned and painted. The ball joint seat were cleaned flat and i did use grease on assembly.