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2003 suburban how to replace lower left ball joint

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Jack up the affected side and support vehicle on stands.
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Remove nut that fastens onto affected ball joint;
Using a "pickle fork" (ball joint separator) hammer fork in between ball joint. Use at least a 5 Lbs. mallet to strike fork;
(Above: Blue wire is holding rotor assembly from flailing away after ball joint separation).

Using ball joint extractor, press out failed ball joint:
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Then fit in new ball joint and reassemble rotor assembly.


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