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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by down4thakrown, Dec 12, 2005.
should i leave it up i to a shop?????
Ya, what exactly do you need to do? Also, just curious, is that a D44 or a 10 bolt?
There should not be anything inside the lower hole. The upper one is the balljoint preload nut. It is a very important part in keeping balljoints happy. Are you replacing the balljoints?
i know how to do the ball joints im just want to know if that top bushing piece thats, threaded & pronged and the bottom bushing thats pressed in, require and special tools. D44 it is
The bottom one should just be a hole without any bushing. The top sleeve uses a special 4 prong socket. I bought mine at Napa.
oh, must be wear from the knuckle. it looks like there's a busshing pressed into it. i guessin the tool at napa is around 5$ hopefully.....what should i tightin the ball joints down too in ft lbs? thx
Bought my socket for $21 from snap-on. Prior to that I made one from a 3/4" socket and grinder. The threaded bushing should come with the upper ball joint.
what is that tool for the bushing called???i went to napa and carquest and they dont carry it and theres no listing for it.
I bought mine at Napa, it was about 20 bux. I can't remember the name of it. The guy found it in a big tool catalog, about 2" thick.
Ball Joint Spanner/Camber Adjuster wrench/ etc
looks like this:
ive called 3 napa's and 2 carquest's and went to the dealer ship. and no ones has this. dealership said they'd have to order it. think im just goin to order the snap on one.
GM number is J-23447 for 10B, don't know if D44 is the same. I surfed for my J-23447, don't rem who I bought from. @$15.
Edit; or OTC-7050, IIRC OTC is Otawanda Tool Corp.
If you can find a truck and tail him till he stops its probably faster... dont know how urgent the repair is
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