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How do i replace both front ball joints on 2004 gmc envoy with 4 wheel drive

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SOURCE: battery removal on a 2004 GMC Envoy

The battery is on the right side behind the fuse box. You need a metric set to undo the 3 screws. Theres one that attaches to the body, one to the bar that goes along the top, and theres one on the left side below the vacuum hose and air induction. After you've taken out those three, you should lift the whole thing out(battery and shroud) together. It's hard to take the shroud off before you lift the battery out. After that, you have to pry the shoud off the battery. The two terminals in the back make it hard. Then just go to any auto parts store and they'll give you a new one. 

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: lower ball joint replacement 2003 GMC Sierra 2WD

You have to drill them out, it can be a real pain to.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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one thing it could be is your torsion bars just ajust them very little at a time they are located near the back it is a single bolt connected close to the bar. Keep in mind this will lower and raise your front end a little bit and keep in mind unless you got perfectly balanced vehicle in 4 wheel it will pull just because all tires have tension on them at the time so if the tread is just barley off it can cause that.

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 gmc yucon 4X4 ball joint removal

Okay, more than likely you are going to need to take the upper and lower arms in to have the old joints pressed out and then pressed in. If you can buy the replacement joints and take them in, you will save a WHOLE lot of cash. You could also do this yourself if you have a hydraulic press or, if you can swing by an auto parts store that rents out looks like a modified c clamp.

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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first you will need to buy a ball joint press. first jackup and place jack stand under oneside of jimmy1).remove the tire.2)remove caliper and pads and rotor.3) remove cotter pin out of nut for tie rod end then remove nut. 4) loosen tie rod end from knuckle donot split greese boot or hit top of stud as this will damage it.5)remove axle nut and push back axle may be frozen in hub.6) remove both cotter pin and nuts on ball joints then spin on bottom nut a couple threads as no thave knuckle fall to the ground.7)loosen ball joint from knuckle and remove knuckle.8) remove ball joints with press or by rmoving rivits install in reverse procedure

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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