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Ball joints I just replaced upper and lower ball joints on 2003 dodge 3500 2 weeks ago and driver side still has play in ball joints. nuts are tight

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    isapiano Aug 06, 2012

    control arm is to be replaced... have a friend who has dodge ram and that is exactly what she had to do... including the ball joints

  • bssld98
    bssld98 Mar 27, 2013

    used all mastercraft parts with lifetime gurantee used ball joint press for lower and the uppers bolt on no theree were no washers

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1.did you install the right ball joints? double check that.depends on gvw
2.worn out tapers in knuckles
3. did the new ball joints come with washers to put under the nuts to get the castle nuts in the right spot and did you use them?
4.is it the joint that is moving or the stud? Was it a cheap ball joint? and did you have the correct tool to install the joints ie a press and sometime a funny socket for the uppers if they are threded in?

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