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How often do you go through ball joints?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Ryan B., Mar 2, 2003.

  1. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Went wheelin with the boys out at hollister this weekend, and broke my passanger side D44 ujoint and axle.
    When i was taking the axle out, i noticed my balljoint has a lot of movement in it AGAIN!
    With 35" tires, I've already replaced the balljoints twice over the last 3 years. Seems like every year i should be replacing these damn things.

    Anyone else?
     
  2. Blazinaire

    Blazinaire 1/2 ton status

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    Well I haven't watched you wheel at Pismo, but let me tell you, the way that I drive out there replacing balljoints every 6 months is expected /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif. As soon as you get your 60 together, you will never have to replace another balljoint again! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    bigmack 1/2 ton status

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    I have the same problem. I've replaced mine twice in the past 6-8 months. I was replacing my axle shafts in the front this past weekend and noticed the passengers side was loose. I just re-torqued them again, I know its just a matter of time before they break again /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif.
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    try making one post next time /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
  5. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    [ QUOTE ]
    try making one post next time /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

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    Oh, whooops! It was late and i guess i clicked submit twice and it double posted.
    That Be My bad. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     

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