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D44 Balljoints and upper adjusting sleeve?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Waxer, Dec 20, 2001.

  1. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Is this sleeve just to adjust preload? It doesnt have an oval inner diameter so that would take away the camber/castor adjustment. What exactly does this adjust and whats the procedure? Thanks in advance.

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  2. POWERMAD

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    This adjustment is normaly only required if excessive play in the steering,severe or irregular tirewear, or persistentloosening of the tie-rod is observed.

    CHECK
    Raise the front and supprt on stands, remove the wheels and tie-rod from the steering arm.
    Attach a spring scale (a fish one from a bait house works) to the hole in the arm and record the pull required to keep the knuckle assy turning after starting from the straight ahead position.
    The pull should be from 20-25 LBS in either direction.

    ADJUSTMENT
    Remove the upper ball joint stud nut and turn the adjusting sleeve.
    Re check the pull and install and tighten stud nut.

    I got this from my Haynes manual.


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