Ball Joints

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mbosmer, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. mbosmer

    mbosmer Registered Member

    Sep 6, 2006
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    I am tying to remove my ball joints is there a secret to getting them off. I tryed using a hammer a ball joint removal tool and heat. Any Help.

    1987 K5
    10 Bolt

  2. goldwing2000

    goldwing2000 Guest

    Off the truck or out of the spindle?

    You're replacing them, right? And not re-using them?

    Off the truck: remove upper nut completely, loosen lower nut to about a quarter inch gap under it, get the biggest hammer you can swing and whack them as hard as you can. Smack the lower one first to get it loose and then smack the upper and the spindle should just fall right out.

    You sprayed everything down with penetrating oil yesterday, right?? :eek1:

    Out of the spindle: ball joint press. 'Nuff said.

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