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IFS Upper Ball Joint Removal

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 92K1500Blazer, Dec 21, 2003.

  1. 92K1500Blazer

    92K1500Blazer Registered Member

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    Anyone have any tips for removing the upper ball joint on a 92 K1500 IFS? I got the press from autozone, but that thing is so big, it won't fit under the knuckle without removing the axle. Should I go through the trouble of removing the axle, or is there another trick I'm missing?

    Thanks!
     
  2. jackedjimmy

    jackedjimmy 1/2 ton status

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    The upper ball joints aren't pressed in. They are rivited in. You need to burn/chisle the old rivets out and the new ones will be bolted in with the supplied bolts. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. 92K1500Blazer

    92K1500Blazer Registered Member

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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Trouble of removing the axle? If you've got the ball joint seperated already, you could have removed it in the time it took you to make that post.
     
  5. jackedjimmy

    jackedjimmy 1/2 ton status

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    YA..my bad......BFH time
     
  6. bryguy00b

    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    got a pickle fork and a hammer?
     
  7. 92K1500Blazer

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    hmmm, yeah, well BFH time is where the last couple of hours went.

    Thanks for the help folks! I think a pickle fork will do the trick
     
  8. 89K1500Chevy

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    It did it for me a pickel fork and hammer are great for this stuff. I dont know why the old ball joints were riveted in with out any nipples for you to regrease the balljoints with? why did they do that /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif but i have all new stuff now anyways i just need new wheel bearings and i think i have to get all new hubs just to get those... /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     

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