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How do I replace lower ball joints on 1999 Chevy lumina?


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2014-10-07 02:12:32
2014-10-07 02:12:32

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.


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