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Ball joint???

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

  1. txguy

    txguy 1/2 ton status

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    TGIF!

    Anyone know what size nut it is that holds the lower ball joint on? I don't have the right end wrench, and need to go shopping... Does it tend to seize? I can get a hold of it, but doesn't budge... Next is go out and buy an end wrench to fit.
     
  2. outlaw612

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    I just did mine last weekend, and I think its a 1 1/8". I had to break mine loose with a hammer and chisel.

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    The top one is a 1-5/16 which is generally the one people don't have. If you are replacing just the lower you still need to take the top nut off and adjust the adjuster sleeve..

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  4. txguy

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    I have the 1 1/8th. However, the wrench only fits halfway down and I have rounded off one edge at this point... Any ideas on how to remove that lower nut?
     
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    Do you have the spindle off yet? If so you should be able to pull the axle out and put a socket on the lower nut. I didnt realize this at first so i had to use a chisel and hammer to loosen the nut. Just put the edge of the chisel against the flat side of the nut and beat on it causing the nut to turn.(you need to apply the force towards the right side on the nut so it will turn the correct way)

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    1 1/8 is correct to the best of my knowledge. Its been a while since I did the swap/write up.

    Its the popping, rumbling, roaring, twisting, flexing, grinding, so you can wheel anywhere medicine[​IMG]
     

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