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tRustyk5--need help!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by yeild2me, Jan 18, 2001.

  1. yeild2me

    yeild2me 1/2 ton status

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    hey man, can you PLEASE give me some insight on my ball joint problem??? i have read several of your posts and it seems like may be able to help!!!!!!

    AIRBORNE!!
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Well I'm no ball joint expert. I do have a Chiltons though and it says the lower nut should be 70 lbs not 80 and the upper 100 lbs. I hope that is all there is to your problem. That is the way I did mine and it was fine.

    Rene

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  3. yeild2me

    yeild2me 1/2 ton status

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    did you have to thread or unthread the adjusting sleeve on the upper one????? i was wondering if there is a "reset" position for when you replace them, or unscrew it to the top..

    AIRBORNE!!
     
  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Well I don't imagine its right but I left mine the way it was. Told ya I wasn't an expert on ball joints![​IMG] I've put over 10,000 miles on mine since and the tires are wearing evenly on the front so something must be right. My Chiltons and my Haynes don't say too much about it.
    I'm sure someone on this board knows!!! C'mon guys fess up.
    We have a fellow K5'er in need here!!

    Rene

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