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can i change these my self or....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by down4thakrown, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. down4thakrown

    down4thakrown 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    should i leave it up i to a shop?????

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    balljoints?
     
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    Ya, what exactly do you need to do? Also, just curious, is that a D44 or a 10 bolt?
     
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    There should not be anything inside the lower hole. The upper one is the balljoint preload nut. It is a very important part in keeping balljoints happy. Are you replacing the balljoints?
     
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    i know how to do the ball joints im just want to know if that top bushing piece thats, threaded & pronged and the bottom bushing thats pressed in, require and special tools. D44 it is
     
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    The bottom one should just be a hole without any bushing. The top sleeve uses a special 4 prong socket. I bought mine at Napa.
     
  7. down4thakrown

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    oh, must be wear from the knuckle. it looks like there's a busshing pressed into it. i guessin the tool at napa is around 5$ hopefully.....what should i tightin the ball joints down too in ft lbs? thx
     
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    Bought my socket for $21 from snap-on. Prior to that I made one from a 3/4" socket and grinder. The threaded bushing should come with the upper ball joint.
     
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    what is that tool for the bushing called???i went to napa and carquest and they dont carry it and theres no listing for it.
     
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    I bought mine at Napa, it was about 20 bux. I can't remember the name of it. The guy found it in a big tool catalog, about 2" thick.
     
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    down4thakrown 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    ive called 3 napa's and 2 carquest's and went to the dealer ship. and no ones has this. dealership said they'd have to order it. :mad: :mad: think im just goin to order the snap on one.
     
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    tool

    GM number is J-23447 for 10B, don't know if D44 is the same. I surfed for my J-23447, don't rem who I bought from. @$15.
    Edit; or OTC-7050, IIRC OTC is Otawanda Tool Corp.
     
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    If you can find a truck and tail him till he stops its probably faster... dont know how urgent the repair is
     

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