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  1. Why are the nuts on ball joints to impossible to get off?

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    My GFs 2000 Beetle shudders when braking, so I figured the easiest/cheapest fix is to replace the control arms. Easy job, until I get to that stupid nut on the ball joint. Sure, there's room on top for an allen wrench, but no room to actually get the allen wrench in there. So, since I'm...