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After inserting jackstands and supporting the lower arm with a floor jack, he pulled the caliper from the rotor and unbolted the shock absorber. Brayman used an “inside” coil compressor to mind the spring, a pickle fork and a heavy arm to separate the ball joint cleanly from the spindle. He lowered the jack to release tension on the spring and removed it. With castle nuts removed from either end of the control arm, he unbolted the crossbar that holds the arm to the frame.