when you purchase new ball joints, ask the parts store if they also rent out a ball joint press (its a giant C clamp with a couple sleeves and disks) and a pickle fork (also called a ball joint separator), usually autozone and oriellys carry these tools. after you jack up your truck, you take the separator tool, and put it in between the control arm and the spindle (rotor assembly) and just hammer the crap out of it until they separate(its a taper fit into a hole in the spindle, so it will pop out). after this you use the ball joint press to pop out the old ball joint out of the control arm, then use the press to press in the new joint, place the taper back into the spindle and then jack up the arm to press the spindle and joint back together, then screw on the nut and your good to go. As for the lower ball joint, im currently tryin to get mine pressed in and its being a pain in the butt. I also have a 1999 Dodge ram 1500 2wd. Separate the lower control arm from the spindle using the separator just like you did for the top ball joint, now before you try to press out the lower ball joint, there is a snap ring along the top of the joint that you need to remove first, after removing the snap ring, simply press out the old joint, press in the new joint (which is where im at and its being a dic* about) and then put on the new snap ring so it helps hold the joint in place. After this place the spindle back on the taper again, jack it up to press it together, and screw on the nut and cotter pin and then attach your grease tips (if it comes with them) and grease them and your done. now if it was only that easy....
How to change upper and lower ball joints on a 1997 ford explorer all wheel drive?
drive it to pep boys
Drive it to the local garage and pay to have it done.
How do you change the lower ball joints on an 2004 envoy
there are 4 bolts on the upper drive shaft where it connects to the transmission and 4 bolts on the lower part of the drive shaft where it connects to the differential the drive shaft must be dropped to change a u joint and bolt back up the way it came off
"0" play in lower ball joints
You change the control arms, upper and lower. The ball joints are manufactured into the control arms.
You have to change the whole lower control arm.
Four, two upper and two lower.
Change lower ball joints on a 96 gmC 4 by 4
how to replace lower ball joints on 1995 4 wheel drive Nissan truck
Check with a dealer- ball joints on series of Dodge products where covered by recalls.
near the front wheels on the upper and lower control arms
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how do i change a lower ball joint on a 1992 ranger 2wd
You can not just change the ball joint , you have to replace the whole lower control arm with ball joint.
If its 2 wheel drive, you will need a press. Those ball joints are pressed into the upper and lower control arms. If it is 4 Wheel drive you need to remove the rivets with either an air chisel or to drill them out.
The lower ball joints have to be pressed out. The upper ball joints are part of the control arm, so the complete upper assembly has to be replaced.
Uncovertebral joint arthropathy is a degenerative change of the uncovertebral joints. These joints are small synovial joints between the lower cervical vertebrae and the superior vertebral body.
4 total, one upper and one lower on each side.
I corrected the problem on my 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 by replacing the upper and lower ball joints.
Your skull has fused immovable joints except for the lower jaw.
What year, if it has upper it has to be pre 1989
From the dealer approx 89.00 cad, aftermarket ranges from as low as 23.00 depending on the store.