How do I replace lower ball joints on 1999 Chevy lumina?
Remove the tire and wheel from your 1999 Chevy Lumina. Remove the nut on the top of the ball joint. Pound the ball joint out with a hammer. Reverse the process to install the new ball joint.
Are the ball joints on the lower control arms on a 2000 ford explorer xls 4x2 replaceable or do you need to replace the whole lower control arm?
How do you replace ball joints on 2001 Chevy Astro Van you hear creeking sounds when vehicle moves up or down?
Should you replace the upper ball joints after replacing the lower ball joints on a 2005 Ford Taurus?
The 1998 Dodge Dakota has both upper and lower ball joints. OEM grade replacements are approximately 40-50$ per ball joint (as of August 2014). Labor to replace will depend on how many need replacement and time necessary. The changing of ball joints will require an alignment upon completion additionally. It is advisable to replace ball joints as pairs, when possible.
No need to drain rad You dont even need to remove the lower rad hose just remove the four bolt on the water pump pully 10mill wrench then the pully should come off after that there are 5 8mill bolt that attach the pump to the housing easy as that by the way you need to left up the idler pully to get the belt off it swings up See "How to change water pump…