Starting to tear down my front end to replace all suspension parts. First problem encountered is removing the top ball joints, "spherical joints". Page 4-1 of shop manual says "The upper suspension arms and spherical joints are interchangeable, left and right, previous to being welded into an assembly. Figure 4-35 0n page 4-23 shows picture of the upper arm without the ball joint.
QUESTION: do you have to grind off the welds to replace the upper ball joints? or how do you replace them?
HELP!! The only replacement given as far as I can tell is replacing the rubber boot seal.