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How much $$$ to get ball joints pressed...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fortcollinsram, Feb 15, 2002.

  1. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    How much is a fair price if I took the knuckles to a machine/repair shop and had them press out the old ball joints and press the new ones? I've been quoted about $26/ ball joint at a few places...does this seen to be a good price to y'all...Thanks

    Chris

    Was that a speed bump? No, just a Rice Rocket </font color=red> <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/fortcollinsram>My 87 Blazer</a>
     
  2. outlaw612

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    Ive heard that if you take them to Autozone they will press them for you when you buy the new balljoints but i cant confirm this. I just used a big socket and a vise to press mine in. (A hammer will knock them out).

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  3. Mudstud

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    I got the big ol' c-clamp thing for u-joints, ball joints and king pins from Harbor Freight for $40.

    Mudstud
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  4. StonerK5

    StonerK5 1/2 ton status

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    I just ordered that ball/u joint press from Harbour Freight yesterday! Can't wait, I am going to do all the u joints this weekend...yeah right...at least the driveshafts

    "What ever happened to my Rock N Roll?"
     
  5. 84_Chevy_K10

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    I stripped the axle to the knuckles and brought it to a shop with 4 balljoints. $35 later it was ready to rock.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     

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