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What make? After you split the steering knuckle from the ball joint, some are pressed in others are bolted in. Either way, you need to remove the wheels, and brake components. Support the truck using the lower control arms.
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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
If they are the original ball joints you will have to remove the rivets on them. The new ones should come with replacement nut and bolts. You will have to remove the brakes, and move the steering knuckle out of the way (You don't have to remove the tie rod end). It isn't difficult, just time consuming. You can do it in the driveway on stands. Make sure you have a couple hours, and a case of beer.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
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
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
i am not going to lie to you on this. if you do not have a very good mechanical back ground you should not attemp this procedure your self because it could result in serious injury. it should be brought to a shop because they do have the right tools to do this. alot of the time ball joints are pressed in under extream amounts of pressure
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
the upper ball joints are less complicated , safely jack up trucks front end and support on the proper weight rated jack stands, place jack stands under lower control arm , remove wheel , locate the upper ball joint shaft and caslte nut, remove the cotter pin retainer and disgard for anew cotter pin on assembly., loosen the castle nut but not all the way just yet, some persons like to use a ball joint fork, so if your going back with new joints then by all means use a fork toll to separate the control arm from the ball joint shaft, a couple of solid hits should bust it loose, with the joint loose from its seat go ahead and remove the nut all the way... if yours ball joint is attached to control arm with bolts tehn remove mounting bolts ,R&R old with new joint and reinstall in reverse order of disassembly.
Lower ball joint is more difficult and also more dangerous because of coil spring has stored energy in it's compressed state, you will need a coil spring compression tool, to do this job, it's best on your first time to have supervision from a qualified experienced suspension and steering technician for this reason I will not explain this procedure not knowing your level of expertise...
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
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