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I have 2002 grand vitara. It has a problem with ball joints. Do ball joints come as an assembly?

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The lower ball joint is serviced with the lower control arm as an assembly. Refer to lower control arm.

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May be a loose wheel, get the wrench & check the bolts, I have also experianced a small stone in the wheel trim causing such sounds. Any of the other sugestions are valid, but on safety grounds, get it in asap

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there not a easly job at all....ball joints are located on top & botom of front struts

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Just remove the valve from the engine, two bolts on most and use a piece of brass shim stock (available from auto parts stores like NAPA) and cut a block off gasket to go under the valve. Use the old gasket as a template but of course don't cut the hole that exhaust gas goes through in the shim stock. The shim stock comes in various thicknesses so ask the parts counter person which would work best, around .006" should be fine as far as thickness goes. You can also use a soda can for the metal, but it may not last very long.

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Front ball joint with heat shield

Remove and Replace-

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle with jackstands.
  3. Remove the front wheel and tire assembly.
  4. Unfasten the retaining bolts, then remove the ball joint heat shield.
  5. Remove and discard the lower ball joint cotter pin.
  6. Remove the ball joint nut.
  7. Loosen, but do NOT remove, the stabilizer shaft bushing assembly bolts.
  8. Separate the ball joint from the strut/knuckle assembly using ball joint/tie rod puller J-35917 or equivalent.
Do NOT damage the halfshaft boots when drilling out the ball joint rivets.
  1. Drill out the rivets retaining the ball joint to the knuckle strut assembly and remove the ball joint from the knuckle. Use a 1/8 in. drill bit. Refer to the instructions in the ball joint replacement kit.
To install:
  1. Position the lower ball joint in the strut/knuckle assembly.
  2. Install the four ball joint bolts and nuts, as shown in the ball joint kit and tighten to specifications.
  3. Install the ball joint-to-lower control arm. Install a new ball joint-to-lower control arm nut.
  4. Tighten the stabilizer shaft bolts to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
  5. For 1988-91 vehicles, tighten the ball joint-to-lower control arm nut 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm) plus at least an additional 90° (11/2flats), plus enough to align the cotter pin hole. Do NOT overtighten.
  6. For 1992-96 vehicles, tighten the lower ball joint nut to 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm). Tighten to align the next slot in the nut with the cotter pin hole in the stud. Do NOT tighten more than 60° (1 flat) to align with the hole.
  7. Install a new cotter pin.
  8. Position the ball joint heat shield and secure with the retaining bolts. Tighten to 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm).
  9. Install the front wheel and tire assembly, then carefully lower the vehicle.
  10. Connect the negative battery cable and check for proper suspension operation

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1. Loosen compression lower arm ball joint nut. Using steering linkage puller, separate ball joint and
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2. Remove stay. Remove shock absorber lower mounting bolt. Loosen lateral lower arm ball
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Inspection
Using preload socket, ensure breakaway torque for compression lower arm ball joint is 4-22 INCH lbs. (0.5-2.5
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Installation
To install, reverse removal procedure. Use NEW ball joint nuts. Lubricate lip and inside of dust cover with
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Using steering linkage puller, loosen upper arm ball joint and knuckle nut. Remove self-locking nut. Remove upper arm and upper arm shaft assembly. Remove dust cover.
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Installation
1. To install, reverse removal procedure. Use NEW self-locking nuts. Lubricate lip and inside of dust cover
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May be a loose wheel, get the wrench & check the bolts, I have also experianced a small stone in the wheel trim causing such sounds. Any of the other sugestions are valid, but on safety grounds, get it in asap

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