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Anyone ever broke a balljoint sleeve socket?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ftn96, Dec 6, 2000.

  1. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    I just got another one. Just wanted to see if there is something I can do to avoid breaking this one.

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  2. Executioner

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    Make sure the threads inside the knuckle are clean, and make sure the contact surface on the sleeve and socket
    are good(enough).
    And use a torque wench with a dial indicator, rather than the click style, you can wacth the toque building up.
    Good luck
     

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