How do you remove the lower ball joint on a 2000 Chevy s10 4x4?
To remove the lower ball joints on a 94-2001 Chevy S10 (perhaps this works with older ones too I'm not too sure).
Raise vehicle up on jack stands so that the stands are under the lower controll arms and the suspension is "loaded"
Remove the front tire(s) (if you break the torque on the nuts while the wheel is still on the ground it helps, but do not loosen them completely as you will be looking for new rims and wheel studs too).
Place a drift or some other suitable object in one of the brake rotor vanes so that it will hit the brake caliper and stop the rotor from moving and remove the CV shaft nut (it's a big sucker make sure you have the right socket on hand before getting to this point).
Next remove the brake caliper and rotor then undo the wheel bearing retaining bolts and remove the wheel bearing.
This should give you enough room to move the axle shaft back and up so you can work on the ball joint.
If you've had ball joints replaced before just unbolt the ones that are installed and using a pickle fork, or a block of wood and a hammer, drive the ball joint stud from the knuckle. (make sure to support the upper control arm so it doesn't drop down on you when you do this)
If you are working on original ball joints then I recommend placing a block of wood or something else that will protect the cv boots from drill bits ect and drill out the rivets holding the ball joint in place. then remove in the same manner indicated in the previous paragraph.
installation is pretty much the reverse of removal and don't forget to torque your cv shaft nut I have a 1999 and the manual specs 103FTlbs... This is a critical torque as it helps preload your wheel bearing. Too high and you'll burn them up, too low and they'll be loose and wear out.
Must replace lower control arm as a complete unit. Search around and it can be had for under $70 - rockauto and some eBay listings have low prices. Remove 2 bolts from cradle - drop arm connector - remove 1 bolt on the ball joint pinch assembly - pull the other part of arm out of rotator cup - lower arm drops out - then reverse to install.
Jack up the car. Put the car on jack stands. Remove the tire Ball joint located under the axle, attached to the lower control arm Use pliers or grips, rip out cotter bin unbolt the nut use a ball joint separator to pop out the ball joint use joint separator to pop in a new joint reassemble nut and New Cotter Pin put tire back on Hope this helps.
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I changed mine, as the dealer was way out of order price wise. The trick is to remove passenger side tire and put jack stand under ball joint and then lower your lift so that the lower control arm with ball joint takes the weight. You then can rotate the alternator enough to remove from underneath the car. Be sure when replacing the upper bolt, that it goes through the correct mounting hole for the…
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how do i remove the drive shaft from the drivers side to remove the lower ball joint I replaced both ball joints on my 1999 Jimmy passenger side. I am assuming their the same. The axle nut must be removed, I belive it is 32 mm. I had to remove the upper to allow travel to remove the spline from the wheel bearing. Also the lower has a weird design in which the top of…
remove axle nut in center of wheel before jacking it up then raise and support vehicle on stands and remove front tire then caliper and rotor then rotor mounting bracket remove bottom ball joint from the front spindle and you should be ready to pull the axle out then just reverse these steps to reinstall. hopefully this helps you
Remove tire, brake caliper and disk. Remove cotter pin and ball joint nut. Break(so to speak) the ball joint from the hub with a pickle fork if it does not separate easily. You'll have to remove the axle nut (36mm deep socket needed) and pull the driveshaft from the hub so that you'll have enough clearant to remove and replace the ball joint. Undo the bolts or chisel out the rivets of the ball joints…
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If you read the manuals and some blogs, they all say you need to remove the upper control arm ..... not so .... go to auto zone and rent the "balljoint press" .... its a heafty "C" clamp with spacer rings and end plates that allow removal of the upper joint on the vehicle ....careful with the inner fender clearance, it just makes it .... removing the control arm creates problems with the control arm…
you have to pull the wheel when you pull the wheel off you should see a huge nut in the center of the wheel assembly, an air powered impact gun is required to remove this remove this first. Then find the upper and lower ball joints. I would then remove both cater pins (they pass through the nut on each ball joint). next remove the the nut on the bottom ball joint then pull the…