Question about 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Club Cab
HOW TO REPLACE UPPER AND LOWER BALL JOINTS
just tare the axels down and pull the brake callipers and brake disks, to get to the ball joints. un bolt the nuts and take the peice holding the ball joints in and then press out . But you need a ball joint press if you wanna do it on your own
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: upper and lower ball joints
Your better off have it done bt a tech because you need a press to press them out and in. Also you will have a warranty witk the work. You want to be safe messing with your steering and suspension. I hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 05, 2008
to remove the axles, remove brake caliper and disc, remove hub assembly, the center hub/axle nut and...(there are i think 3-4 bolts on the back side of the spindle to remove the hub), you may have to force the hub off the spindle with a hammer or air hammer... once the hub is out the axle should slide out of the front differential allowing access to the ball joint nuts for removal...
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
This is a nice big job that you have to be really careful and safe, Springs contain tremendous amounts of stored energy , you have to basically rent a spring compressor and once the spring is compressed the ball joints from the factory are usually riveted on the "A" arm , you must drill these out and the new ones will use bolts instead of rivets.
Posted on Aug 04, 2009
If you turn the steering one way fully, looking behind the front wheel, you will see a pair of ball joints, one above the brakes, and the other below, very close to the wheel.
They are each attatched to a wishbone shaped component.The upper and lower.
Posted on Aug 27, 2009
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