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10 bolt knuckle pics

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tomseviltwin, Jun 8, 2003.

  1. tomseviltwin

    tomseviltwin 1/2 ton status

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    anyone have a blow up schematic pic of knuckle and ball joints?
     
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    What is it you're trying to accomplish? You replacing ball joints?
     
  3. tomseviltwin

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    Is there any adjustment in ball joints?
     
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    officially "I dunno" but the other day I noticed one of the top ones was loose so I pulled the cotter pin, got out the biggest pipe wrench I could find and I went to town. It's not loose anymore /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif All I can do is replace it if I screwed up. Just didn't feel like it right then and there. Concrete in Tucson in the summer is not a happy place.........
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Is there any adjustment in ball joints?


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    Sort of.... you can turn the pre-load adjuster - its a threaded sleeve that sits in the taper for the top balljoint. Most often its rusty and seized so you need to take the knuckle off to work it loose with penetrating oil. and heat. You need a funky little 4-pronged socket for it as well. I know Snap-on makes the tool.

    You're not actually tightening the balljoint but rather changing the space between them slightly to take up the slack. It works for while, but you will need new balljoint eventually.
     
  6. Erich_in_AZ

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    Funny, I didn't hear about this little 'problem' yet! Trying to hide it from us?

    /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    It's Karma for what you did to the poor guy at discount tire
     

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