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replaceing ball joints

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 4x4k20, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. 4x4k20

    4x4k20 1/2 ton status

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    mine are worn out on my 84 k5 how hard are they to replace?what special tools will i need?
     
  2. Blue85

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    I know this has been covered before, so do a search.

    You will definately want a ball joint press. You can "borrow" it from Auto Zone for $100 deposit or buy one from Harbor Freight for around $50. Make sure you have a hub socket, a torque wrench and you might also want a ball joint adjuster socket. You can get the joints apart with a big pickle fork and a big hammer (at least 3lb)
     
  3. bouncytruck

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    Harbour Freight had the tool on sale for $20 last time I checked. I had mine pressed out at the local Midas shop for $19 - I found the tool for sale after I had them pressed out.
     
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    get the ball joint tools makes a lot of difference. I got mine from harbor frieght also you'll need hub socket, spaner socket(for the upper ball joint), and a torque wrench. make sure you put some grease on the ball joint tool threads.

    ARQ.
     
  5. uglychevyZZ4

    uglychevyZZ4 3/4 ton status

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    I dont think they have harbor there like we do here! and hello neighbor /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     

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