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Ball Joints are in........

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jimmyjack, May 13, 2001.

  1. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    Ok got it all done. Once I had the ball joints pressed in it was just a matter of putting the pieces back where they belong. Its rides a lot better than before. I guess I have to realize my blazer is 18 yrs old and its not going to cruise like a cadillac.

    Now can anyone guess what I did wrong and didnt realize until the whole job was finished?

    "My blazer may be slow, but it goes faster at higher speeds"

    Jim
     
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    I usually find the axel seals on the floor when I get done.

    your right. I don't understand the jeep thing!
     
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    Twiz 1/2 ton status

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    I've left a axle shaft out once. I was kinda wondering where the stub shaft went, when I started putting the wheelbearings back on.

    -had to take that sucker all the way back down again-
    Man, was I pissed- Just goes to show, don't get in too much of a hurry.

    Twiztid
     
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    Oh jeez, that woulda sucked~ Mine wasn't that bad. I put tthe zerk fittings into the upper joints instead of the plugs, when the axle rotates its going to sheer the fittings off. Luckily they're full of grease and with any luck when they get sheered off they will kind of seal up

    "My blazer may be slow, but it goes faster at higher speeds"

    Jim
     
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    I just put some zerks on mine and they are not sheared off yet. Get the smallest ones you can buy. I put them on with the balljoints on, wasn't too bad. I have no idea how to grease them though[​IMG]

    90K5

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    These are the ones that came with the kit. hey came with a plug as well but I figured why not use them? I tried to turn the axle but the u joint definately is in a bind. Won't take much the break off the zerk.

    As far as greasing yours, some shops have a needle that fits on the end of the grease gun. Pretty cool item.

    "My blazer may be slow, but it goes faster at higher speeds"

    Jim
     

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