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Ball joint

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Rasberry, Jul 15, 2002.

  1. Rasberry

    Rasberry 1/2 ton status

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    My lower drivers side ball joint is going on me. Can that be replaced without taking apart the wheel and pulling out the axle?

    Thanks
     
  2. 1 FN HI K5

    1 FN HI K5 1/2 ton status

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    Nope I know that is not what you want to hear but NOPE. /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
    You should change both on whatever side is going bad.I had to press mine out on both sides when i did mine. Good luck /forums/images/icons/smile.gif <font color="red"> 1 FN HI K5 </font color>
     
  3. bouncytruck

    bouncytruck 1/2 ton status

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    I just changed the driver's side ball joints. The upper driver's side was completely shot (I had to grind the nut off because it was spinning freely in the socket.) When I took it into the shop to press it out, the guy said that the lower was going out too so I made a quick run to NAPA to pick up the lower. The shop charged me $19 to press them out and in.
     

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