Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

BALL JOINT ADJUSTMENT?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rh88k5, Sep 15, 2002.

  1. rh88k5

    rh88k5 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2002
    Posts:
    94
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Burlington, N.J.
    88 1/2 ton- my passengerside lower balljoint has some slop in it, my manual says I could adjust some of it by removing the upper balljoint nut and turning adjusting sleeve. Will this work? I already bought the new joints, but I am feeling a bit lazy. Has anyone tried this? Please let me know your results, thanks.
     
  2. Burbinator

    Burbinator 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2001
    Posts:
    898
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tempe, Arizona
    You can assume that since the lower joint already has some "slop" in it that any compensation you do (I personally have never heard of an adjustment, per se) is only a temporary fix, as the joint is probably on its way out. My advice would be to replace them all.../forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  3. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Posts:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    yep time to redo em.
    not a bad job to do even for the weekend mech.
    Might as well do it all while yer at it, u-joints and such, it is all apart any way.
     

Share This Page