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How to replace lower ball joints on my 1989 chevy 4x4

They have been replaced before because they have bolts in them

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SOURCE: how to remove lower ball joint 2001 chevy silverado 2500 hd 4x4

The reason is they are pressed in and you have to press them out with a tool and some have a C clip that has to be removed you can go to schucks or autozone to rent the tool to press out and it has to be pressed back in.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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Generally you need a special tool to remove and repress the ball joints. Some auto parts stores have a lowner tool program. You leave a deposit and they lend you the tool.

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 chevy silverado 2500 4x4 replace lower ball

If it has not ever been changed it is rivited in and must be removed with a flat sharp chissel or cut off wheel and pounded through. The new one bolts in.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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Raise vehicle up on jack stands so that the stands are under the lower controll arms and the suspension is "loaded" Remove the front tire(s) (if you break the torque on the nuts while the wheel is still on the ground it helps, but do not loosen them completely as you will be looking for new rims and wheel studs too). Place a drift or some other suitable object in one of the brake rotor vanes so that it will hit the brake caliper and stop the rotor from moving and remove the CV shaft nut (it's a big ****** make sure you have the right socket on hand before getting to this point). Next remove the brake caliper and rotor then undo the wheel bearing retaining bolts and remove the wheel bearing. This should give you enough room to move the axle shaft back and up so you can work on the ball joint. If you've had ball joints replaced before just unbolt the ones that are installed and using a pickle fork, or a block of wood and a hammer, drive the ball joint stud from the knuckle. (make sure to support the upper control arm so it doesn't drop down on you when you do this) If you are working on original ball joints then I reccomend placing a block of wood or something else that will protect the cv boots from drill bits ect and drill out the rivets holding the ball joint in place. then remove in the same manner indicated in the previous paragraph. installation is pretty much the reverse of removal and don't forget to torque your cv shaft nut I have a 1999 and the manual specs 103FTlbs... This is a critical torque as it helps preload your wheel bearing. Too high and you'll burn them up, too low and they'll be loose and wear out.

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SOURCE: i have a 1993 k1500

you must grind off the rivets,(or use an air chisel) and then use the supplied bolts. very common.

Posted on Sep 02, 2010

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