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Old 02-17-2015, 05:03 PM   #1
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In the process of swapping caster adding 04 sti arms on my 02 wrx. I got the driver side done fine. But now on the passenger side the ball joint doesn't line up to the knuckle it's too short. It's like the axle wasn't all the way in but it is. There's nothing that I could see that would explain why this is happening. I would really appreciate some help thanks.
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Old 02-17-2015, 05:14 PM   #2
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Is passages arm bent? I put 06 (I think) STi front control arms on my 02 they fit without any issue.
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Old 02-17-2015, 05:26 PM   #3
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They definitely don't look bent.
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:24 PM   #4
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Has the axle popped out of the joint?

Can you compress the axle at all?
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:28 PM   #5
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Axle seems to be all the way in and I wacked it with a hammer a few times. The ball joint is about a half inch off so it's not like I can just slam it in there.
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:44 PM   #6
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Rotate the axle as you push in.
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