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REPLACE UPPER & LOWER BALL JOINTS ON 98 CHEVY S-10

I BOUGHT UPPER AND LOWER BALL JOINTS AND BUSHINGS. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT TOOLS I NEED TO REPLACE THEM AND WHAT TO DO? PLEASE AND THANK YOU!!!

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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

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Approx.$250 in parts & rest is labor. Probably 3 to 4 hrs labor at most, even at 5 hrs labor, that's $100/hr labor. It must include alignment after the repairs, correct? Not sure what your going rate for labor is in your area. Probably wouldn't hurt to call around for a second opinion& estimate just to be sure.

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SOURCE: Replacing Ball Joints on 2001 Mazda B2500 (upper and lower)

its easier to get the whole control arm and the lower one has to be pressed in. it is not and easy job if you dont have the right tools checkout rockauto.com to look at the replacement parts and to get a price on them

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for a 72 which is the same front end: upper-install new joint torque the bolts that hold it on the a-frame to 45 ft. lbs. then torque the ball stud as follows: 40-60 ft. lbs. plus additional torque to align cotter pin not to exceed 90 ft. lbs. never back off to align cotter pin. then install cotter pin.

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SOURCE: how do i change my upper and lower ball joints

Jack up the car remove wheel remove brake caliper and remove rotor rent a ball joint press remover and installer tool (at schucks you get money back when you bring it back) if it's 4 wheel drive you will have to remove the axle shaft next pull the snap ring off on the top side and put tool on the lower tie rod end and press out, next do the top press out top joint next sand ball joint sockets so it is clean lube with WD-40 next press in top ball joint and then lower ball joint. In this order otherwise you will have to un install the top ball joint by removing the pin then nut.

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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