Question about 2003 Dodge Durango
By control arms i think you mean tie rods whether inner or outer you should check them and if no slack,then just change the balljoints.
Posted on Nov 24, 2011
I just did mine. uppers n lowers on a 98 1500 ram 5.9L. just make shure you use a ball joint press. advanced n autozone rent em free....well w/100$ deposit,but you get it back!
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
You should be able to just replace the ball joints, should not need to replace the comntrol arms. Hope this helps
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
THE LOWER BALL JOINTS ARE A VERY TIGHT PRESS FIT INTO THE ARM, YOU NEED TO BUY A BALL JOINT PRESS KIT TO REMOVE THEM, BUT BASED ON MY PAST EXPERIENCE IT IS BEST TO JUST REMOVE THE LOWER CONTROL ARM AND HAVE A MACHINE SHOP PRESS THEM OUT AND THE NEW ONES IN, IT IS VERY EASY TO DISTORT AND RUIN THE CONTROL ARM DOING AN "ON THE CAR REPLACEMENT", THE BALL JOINT PRESS KIT RUNS ABOUT $50-$200 DEPENDING ON THE MAKER AND THE QUALITY, TRY WWW.HARBORFRIEGHT.COM TOOLS FOR AN ENTRY LEVEL KIT.
Posted on Jul 06, 2009
You can rent the tool that pressess the ball joints out at the auto parts store. Looking at the new ones, Remove the lock rings from the old ones remove the cotterpins and then the nuts. The wheel and break have to be removed and out of the way then install the tool and press out the joints. This is a heavy job that takes musel and heavy tools and the parts are heavy. This job is almost always done by a pro. and his helper
Posted on Nov 02, 2009
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