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Need instructions on how to replace lower ball joints on a 1996 gmc jimmy 4x4

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There is a large amount of stored energy in the spring. you can easily be seriously hurt. If you are asking this question, get a shop to do the job. It absolutely, positively must be done correctly or you risk loss of control of the vehicle.

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What are the torque specs for ball joints on 2000 gmc jimmy


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My trw lower ball joint came with torque specs for the mounting bolts to 15ft.lbs each.. My trw upper ball joint came with no specs for the mounting bolts which are smaller bolts than the lowers, how do i...


I've replaced many ball joints, and never used a torque wrench. Just make them tight. If yours are the type with cotter pins, then you make it tight and slip in the cotter pin.

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there's no torque setting that you go by because there aftermarket!

the factory ones are riveted in so you won't find it any where.

but when i do them and do them . witch is alot. i go by the feel of my air gun. if you are using just hand tools then i would use a 3/8 ratchet and tighten it as much as you can with that set-up , then get a 1/2 set-up and turn another 1/4 to 1/2 turn.

if you need a number for a torque spec then depending on the grade bolt that came with the replacement ball joint. a 10mm bolt thats a 8.8 grade will only do 33 ft. lbs. before it will strech and then break. so no more than that! 8.8 is the most common for automotive grade hardware...

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Check the condition of the sway bar bushings.

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