Should there be any play in the top ball joints ( p6. 72 ,2000tc ) with the body supported and the suspension hanging free . With the wheel off I can get hold of the upright and move it up and down. Is this right ? Thanks in advance
And the tool to extract the old one - this is one the P6club should have and loan out. IIRC getting the new one in isnt too bad, just take care getting aligned correctly before you try to engage the bolts and pull it down. Check the bottom joint as well, be good to do both while its disassembled. And do a wheel alignment afterwards.
If you pull the joint into the pillar using the 3 bolts you will either strip the threads on the bolt or in the pillar, or you risk distorting the flange downwards, meaning the joint isn't properly seated.