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Balljoint snapring missing

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by G.M.H, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. G.M.H

    G.M.H Registered Member

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    I recently changed the balljoints on my 1980 10-bolt front. I just noticed that the snapring on one upper joint is broken and half of it is missing.
    Is this a safety concern, or could it cause problems on the trail?
     
  2. Confedneck79K30

    Confedneck79K30 3/4 ton status

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    replace it, they're press fit, but that only would break if it moved or shifted enough to unseat or crack that snapring, so re-seat the balljoint and install a new snapring...
     
  3. goldwing2000

    goldwing2000 Guest

    Every upper ball joint I've ever seen (a couple dozen of them) never even came with a snap ring. Only the lowers.
    As long as your preload is properly set and your lower snap ring is still in place, I wouldn't worry about it.
     

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