I did mine on a Ram 2500 and I highly recommend that you have a press available, they dont screw in unfortunatly. To change uper ball joints; Remove tire Pull codder pin and remve nut Tap ball joint out of wheel/ brake assembly Remove upper control arm compleatly Use Press to push old ball joint out of controll arm. A torch may be nessisary to heat controll arm. Press new ball joint all the way into controll arm Reinstall every thing Get a professional front end alignment.
propane torch glue will run out
No, you change it like any other tire.
There is a special socket that is used. I had to add a little heat also.
you have to remove the spindle and press the old ones off
Yes, a special tool is required to compress the caliper pistion.
You need to get a manual that explains this procedure. This is a complex operation that can't be adequately explained here.
Depends on the year.
There are 3 grease fittings on a 2002 dodge 2500. Once the aftermarket joints are installed the number increases depending on the joints installed.
I just paid $400 for upper ball joints on a 2001 dodge ram van. Also had to get $50 alignment. That was at Tire Discounters.
If the u-joint has never been changed you can't grease them because factory u-joints don't have grease alimites...you will have to change the u-joint. After market u-joints have alimites.
Front 3 are easy , back 3 are difficult, but possible from underneath with a good socket set with universal joints.
You can't repair worn out ball joints. Replace them with new ones.
"0" play in lower ball joints
The joints are "lubed for life" when they are built.
leave this to the pros, struts are hard to do safely without special equipment to compress springs
Most newer ones do not have any. Check the tie rods, ball joints, trac bar, and u-joints.
One should always consult the owner's manual before performing this type of work. To change the front U-joints, begin by loosening the bearing assembly. The front axle can then be pulled out with the wheel bearings attached. At this point, the U-joint can be changed. Perform the steps in reverse to reassemble.
Check tie rods, ball joints, trac bar, and u-joints.Check tie rods, ball joints, trac bar, and u-joints.
You have to use a special tool to press it in. Mine just popped out last night. The original factory ball joints are junk. Aftermarket are much better quality.
They are pressed in and out with a set of special tools.
Ball joints - 4u joints - anywhere from 2 to 8Ball joints - 4u joints - anywhere from 2 to 8