Question about Cars & Trucks
You need a grease gun and a tube of grease for your particular vehicle make. You can purchase both at any auto parts store. If you haven't replaced the ball joints since the vehicle was made then you probably wont be able to grease them. Most vehicles come off the line without access. However aftermarket parts have points where you can grease. Take your grease gun and stick the end over the nipple,(sorry can't think of the name for the **** things that you grease into, so Im calling them nipples.) Anyway, pump the gun until grease comes out from the joint and that should do it. Really pretty simple operation provided you have the nipples at the joints already. Hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 27, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
well when you get a estimate they go by a general book time that it should take they are usally over by an hour or so but not very far off. you could try your self and see how long it takes
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
SOURCE: Ball Joints
I highly recommend that you have a press available, they dont screw in unfortunatly.
To change uper ball joints; Remove tire Pull codder pin and remve nut Tap ball joint out of wheel/ brake assembly Remove upper control arm compleatly Use Press to push old ball joint out of controll arm.
A torch may be nessisary to heat controll arm. Press new ball joint all the way into controll arm Reinstall every thing Get a professional front end alignment.
Good lcuk and hope this helps.
Posted on May 05, 2009
if you dont have a ball joint press and dont know how to use one then dont do it, but if you do its not that bad of a job just jack the truck up under the control arm remove the brake rotor then take the lower ball joint nut off then use a pickle fork to break the ball joint loose then take the axle nut off push the axle out of the bearing and use the ball joint press to remove and replace the ball joint
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
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