Upper Ball Joint Won't Stay Seated
Well, this is bass ackwards of the usual Ball Joint problem. I've removed my old ones and pressed in my new ones. I tightened the bottom joint what I call strong tight (not torqued but ready to torque) after making sure it was fully seated. I then go to tighten the upper joint but as I tighten by hand it starts to pull out of the knuckle (see, backwards, I can't keep it in, usually we can't get them out). I've removed it once and re-pressed it but that didn't work.
I'm not able to tighten the split ring as it just threads out through the bottom because the upper joint isn't seated enough to press it it.
Kind of stuck group, what am I missing? Time for a new knuckle? Is it bent maybe and if so, can I use something (bottle jack?) to open it back up. I know the PO must have beat on it as it shows some banged up metal on the top that I had to remove.