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Dana 44 Question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 79ChevySB, Nov 18, 2001.

  1. 79ChevySB

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    I just went wheeling a day or two a go and one of my heep friends said that the left front tire was wobbling pretty bad. This got me worried so yesterday I checked the ball joints, no side to side movement, but when I rocked the tire with my hands on the 12 and 6 position there was a little movement. Tried the right side and it did the same thing, only it was just a touch firmer. Any thoughts? Should I worry? I have drove the truck since then and it drives down the road fine. Thanks all.
     
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    Jack up the tire again and try and pull the bottom of the tire outwards. It should not move...if it does then your balljoints probably need replacing.

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    If the balljoints do need replacing do you think that it would hurt it if I took up for one last trip in the hills? After this trip Im planning on parking the truck for the winter. Thanks.
     
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    I inadvertantly drove from Canada to California needing balljoints...[​IMG] I didn't know they were gone til I got back and saw the strange wear on my one front tire. I had 3/4" of movement outwards at the bottom of the tire. I'd say have a good trip...just remember that the balljoints are on there way out and be a little easy on it.

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    Wow, glad you got to Cali with no problems. I'll take it easy and thanks for your info.
     
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    No problem...

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