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I am considering replacing these myself. Are any of the ball joints welded or riveted in?
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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
Not hard, you'll need a special socket to get the axle nut off and getting the bearing out of the spindle is usually a real chore. Since it sounds like the spindle is already out, you might be able to do it in a press.
To get the ball joints out of the spindle, drive them out with a hammer. If you need to get the ball joint out of the axle, strike the axle next to where the ball joint taper is with a large hammer. That will usually distort the axle material enough (for a split second) to let the tappered section loose.
Posted on May 20, 2009
SOURCE: 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2wd 318/ci
Use the balljoint removal tool to remove. Sometimes a bottle jack comes in handy for the stuck ones. When you put them back on, use a big C-Clamp
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Posted on Dec 13, 2009
Easiest way to remove the rivets if you don't have an air chisel is to drill through them and then finish off using a hand chisel. The new ones will come with bolts...don't use a drill larger than the bolts.
Posted on Jan 30, 2011
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