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ball joint question / bent front diff???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bajaviking, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. bajaviking

    bajaviking 1/2 ton status

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    I recently had my balljoints replaced and right after picking up the truck I went wheeling. After coming home I noticed that both wheels are like this \ / and now I am not sure if the balljoints were installed wrong or if my front diff is bent.

    Can balljoints be installed wrong causing this \ / or is there only 1 position they can go in?

    I suspect the balljoints because the front diff tubes does not look bent and I was wheeling the whole day without feling any binding which I guess would be the case if the tubes were really bent:confused:
     
  2. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Balljoints could be a problem, but if the wheel bearings were reinstalled incorrectly that could cause it too.
     
  3. divorced

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    That's how mine looked after I installed new ball joints.
     
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i bet loose wheel bearings of cheep b/j's and thay are junk now.

    chain store brand b/j's are junk now adays. get some moog or spicer b/j's when you do change them.

    if thay didnt install the nuts for the wheel bearings correctly thay might have backed off on ya. worst case i had one do this and it took out the spindle and locking hub before i got to it. :doah:
     

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