How to replace the upper and lower ball joints on a 1995 4wd Tahoe 1500?
The balljoints on the Lower control arms are PRESSED, so you need to have a shop press them or get a balljoint kit, it usually helps if you have a impact gun, you can NOT remove the lower control arms unless you remove the torsion bars first, so i recommend letting a shop do it anyway.
I just replaced my ball joints on my 95 today on the lower ones they can be trickey to remove you can get a big pipe fitting that is the size of the joint and beat it out with a hammer it will take a few wacks but you can eventually get it out then when you go to put them back it you should have a jack stands under the frame where the doors are and have a floor jack under the control arm for when you take pressure off springs with the pickle fork then you need to take the balll joint to the bench grinder and lightly grind a little portion all the way around on the grouves that catch when they are put back in you will start out by popping it up in the grinding helps you wedge it in and catch next take a bottle jack and put it under the ball joint do not have the grease zerk in and jack up on the ball joint until the control arm comes off the floor jack then take a hammer and beat down on the control arm and work it down onto the ball joint you might have to move the bottle jack around until you get it all the way in and square im 19 and it took me from 8 in the morning to noon four hours i also took both upper controm arms out and took the knock out tabs out soe the toe adjustment could be adjusted and replaced upper ball joints and changed a tire on the back it looks harder than it is its actually really easy
Are the ball joints on the lower control arms on a 2000 ford explorer xls 4x2 replaceable or do you need to replace the whole lower control arm?
Should you replace the upper ball joints after replacing the lower ball joints on a 2005 Ford Taurus?
The upper ball joints must be replaced with the upper control arms but the lower ball joints can be replaced seperately. NOTE: THE BEST WAY TO GET THEM OUT IS TO KNOCK THEM OUT WITH A 3LB MINI SLEDGE HAMMER FROM AUTOZONE. According to my Haynes repair manual it states that 1995 and newer models upper and lower balljoints are not removable or serviceable. If a balljoint is damaged or worn, replace the control arm.
This depends on upper or lower ball joints. If you need to replace the upper ball joints, you must replace the upper control arm. For the lowers, you will need a ball joint press, and some snap ring pliers. Be careful with the spring when taking the spindle apart from the control arms. (spring type suspension) Have to unload the torsion bar (Torsion Bar suspension) You will need a special tool to do this
The 1998 Dodge Dakota has both upper and lower ball joints. OEM grade replacements are approximately 40-50$ per ball joint (as of August 2014). Labor to replace will depend on how many need replacement and time necessary. The changing of ball joints will require an alignment upon completion additionally. It is advisable to replace ball joints as pairs, when possible.
it's a whole lot cheaper to replace the whole wheel bearing set. The wheel bearings have nothing to do with the ball joints. The ZX2 uses McPherson struts and only have a ball joint on the lower end of it. The upper end is attached to the shock tower with a large bushing. The ball joint stud attaches to the bottom of the spindle assembly and the ball joint assembly is attached to the lower…
I believe on the 4 x 4 , with the torsion bar suspension , the upper ball joints are part of the control arm and the lower ball joints can be replaced separately or with a new control arm The 2 wheel drive , with the coil spring front suspension , the upper and lower ball joints can be replaced separately
well i just replaced my ball joints on my 94 F-150 and what i did was tore the axels down and pulled the brake callipers and brake disks, to get to the ball joints. un bolted the nuts and took the peice holding the ball joints in and had them pressed out at a auto shop saved me like 200 dollars. But you need a ball joint press if you wanna do it on your…