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ball joints, not such a bummer

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 87sm465np208, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. 87sm465np208

    87sm465np208 1/2 ton status

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    didnt know the steering arm had to come off, dang that was a obsticle, but i crossed it /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif. and autoloan's ball joint tool kicks ass, but KRAZIE87k5 offerd me the tool, dan your a great guy /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif. and the 1 5\16ths socket i needed, my dad bought for me which was only 12$ with the adapter to go from 3\4" drive to 1\2 drive or vice versa.

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    i did the passanger side ones on my truck a while ago.not as bad of a job as i though it would be and much better than the shop was going to charge me when they saw it when i took it in for alignment. came out to like over 200 bucks to have them do it..i dont think so! i did it for like 50 bucks...just the parts cost /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    yea did you [darn] with the adjusting sleve or no? i didnt on either side, but yea you save yourself alot of bucks by doing it yourself /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I payed $35 to have mine pressed in at a shop. I hadn't installed the axle yet and I stripped it to the knuckles myself...just had him do the rest.

    Hindsight is 20/20, but I think I'd still pay the $$ if I had it to do all over again in the same situation. If the axle was on the truck, I'd just do it myself.
     
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    heh we even pressed them our selvs..we found some way to do it and it worked ok /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    heh we even pressed them our selvs..we found some way to do it and it worked ok /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Its a $99 rental tool from Autozone that you can get for free.
     
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    yea, autoloan's tool works good, works real good with a impact /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

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