So... my brat eats front cv joints, I'm hoping I may have finally figured the problem out, but the the most recent axle failure happened along with a failure of the driver's side lower ball joint. I'm not sure exactly what happened, but the tapered end of the ball joint is sheared off pretty much flush with the bottom of the A-arm (ie no threads on it at all) and I have no idea how to get it out of the knuckle without having some threads on the bottom of it. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. The taper is free of the a-arm so I can pull that down and see the whole tapered end of the ball joint. I was hoping to avoid pulling the knuckle off so I can avoid having to deal with bleeding the breaklines, but I'm thinking taking the knuckle off, putting it in a vise and hammering out the ball joint may be the only solution.
Hopefully the collective will (as usual) be smarter than I am.