answersLogoWhite

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2011-09-12 20:32:34

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.

123
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0
User Avatar

Your Answer

Related Questions


How to remove steering wheel on Chevy lumina 2000


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.


How do you remove the steering wheel on a 1998 Chevy astro van


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.


remove the tire or jack up the car and get under it. the ball joints are behind the wheel assembly. just follow the shocks down.


FIRST YOU MUST REMOVE THE TWO DOG BONE MOUNTS(I THINK ITS FOUR SCREWS EACH). THEN YOU HAVE FOUR SCREWS ON THE FAN ASSEMBLY(TWO UPPER,TWO LOWER). THEN REMOVE THE TRANNY LINES, AND UPPER AND LOWER RADIATOR HOSES.


Begin by removing the tire and wheel from your 2000 Chevy Lumina. Remove the brake spring and the break caliper. The rear brakes will come off.


I have a Chevy Blazer 2000 4 Wheel Drive ZR2 The Spare Is On The Back With a Lock How do I remove the Spare Tire Thank You


Does anyone know the proper way to remove the clutching fan on a 2000 Chevy express van 3500 5.7 ltr?


Remove the positive battery cable from your 2000 Chevy Malibu battery. Remove the cables from the front of the starter. Remove the starter retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install your new starter.


There is a drain on the lower right of the rad. If you can't get to it, pull the lower hose.


Remove the covers to your 2000 Chevy Malibu rear speakers. Remove the speaker retaining screws. Remove the wiring harness from the back of the speakers. Reverse the process to install your new rear speakers.


The 2000 Chevy Cavalier windshield washer tank is held in place with for retaining bolts. Remove the retaining bolts and the windshield washer tank will come out.


To replace an ignition switch on a 2000 Chevy Blazer remove the lower steering column and dash. Locate the ignition switch and pull the end-clip off the main harness. Remove the mounting screws from the ignition cylinder and replace the unit.



The 2000 Chevy Cavalier cooling fan shroud is held in place with 10 retaining bolts. Remove the retaining bolts and the cooling fan shroud will come off.


you need a pickle fork. use a this and a hammer to wedge the ball joint away from the control arm.


Remove the set screw from the mirror, slide off.






it is behind the starter. You will have to remove the starter to get to it.


It's roughly only $20.00 more to replace the whole lower control arm that the ball joint sits in. It will save you alot of grief of pressing out old joint and pressing in the new one.


Drain the fuel from your 2000 Chevy Malibu fuel tank. Remove the fuel line. Remove the fuel filter retaining plate. Reverse the process to install the new fuel filter.



Copyright ยฉ 2021 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.