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I need step by step instructions on replacing front lower ball joints on a 1996 GMC JIMMY4X4.

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First you will need to buy a ball joint press. first jackup and place jack stand under oneside of jimmy1).remove the tire.2)remove caliper and pads and rotor.3) remove cotter pin out of nut for tie rod end then remove nut. 4) loosen tie rod end from knuckle donot split greese boot or hit top of stud as this will damage it.5)remove axle nut and push back axle may be frozen in hub.6) remove both cotter pin and nuts on ball joints then spin on bottom nut a couple threads as no thave knuckle fall to the ground.7)loosen ball joint from knuckle and remove knuckle.8) remove ball joints with press or by rmoving rivits install in reverse procedure

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  • toysoldier46 Nov 13, 2010

    The jimmy 4x4's do not require a ball joint press, but you have trouble getting them out of the lower because of the control are being over the ball joint, suggestion would be to remove the castle nut and cotter pin from the upper, to drop the whole assembly. Be careful though, you don't want to damage your axle.

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