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10bolt ball joints

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Redfrog, Jun 6, 2001.

  1. Redfrog

    Redfrog 1/2 ton status

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    How hard is it to replace the ball joints (or king pins what ever you want to call them) in a 10 bolt ?
    any special tools to make it easier? I've never done it before
    and its time to learn how! before I break one. any hints to make it eaiser...

    HEY Fords!!! how many flushes does it
    take to get rid of you
     
  2. Triaged

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    They have to be pressed out. Get a manual and it will tell you how to do it. You can make a press out of some bolts nuts and sockets (the manual will show you how).

    '71 Blazer CST with alot of rust
     
  3. Pugsley

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    I've done quite a few on Dana 44's, which really aren't all that different from a 10 Bolt. All you really need other than basic tools is a good seperator/pickle fork. An impact is nice, but hand tools work just as well. Expect to spend around 4 hours your first time, maybe more depending on the mood of the balljoint gods that day. Some people have handy little ball joint presses for tight ones, but a good dead blow hammer has always yielded good results for me.

    I'm so poor I can't even pay attention [​IMG]
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://pugsley.coloradok5.com>http://pugsley.coloradok5.com</A><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by Pugsley on 06/06/01 00:25 AM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  4. ftn96

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    Pretty easy. I mailed you a write-up. It doesnt have any pics but has pretty good detail.

    Steve Fox for President, 2004.
    Jimi Hendrix was re-incarnated in 1990 as my....JIMI
     
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    Ok, redfrog. I lied. I was going to mail you the write up but then I found that you dont have an E-mail add listed. So you can buzz me later with it or you can go here....
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.nashvillek5.freeservers.com/balljoints.htm>http://www.nashvillek5.freeservers.com/balljoints.htm</A>

    Steve Fox for President, 2004.
    Jimi Hendrix was re-incarnated in 1990 as my....JIMI
     
  6. Redfrog

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    Thanks that helps a lot...

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    Make sure you understand the term "upper ball joint pre-load"
    oh ya I just made it up LOL
    Good luck
     

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