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Old 02-17-2017, 08:31 AM   #1
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Replacing ball joints

Can you change out the ball joints at home? I'm kinda worried about getting the old ones out. Well TBH, worried about getting the new ones in as well lol.
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Can you change out the ball joints at home? I'm kinda worried about getting the old ones out. Well TBH, worried about getting the new ones in as well lol.
I believe with a floor jack holding the lower arm up you can bang the old one out. OR try and see if you have a c clamp you can modify to press it out and press the new one in. I think autozone or advanced carries the tool for it... remember safety first keep it on jack stands
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I did it on my truck, you can rent tools from auto zone or oreily free and it would be better with two people

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Thanks guys. I think I'll checkout what O'Reilly has and see what's up. I've watched some videos recently on the tube and some have some difficulties lol. I'm pretty sure I've found a shop that will put the new ball joint on the control arm, but that would mean taking it completely off to take it to them.
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Thanks guys. I think I'll checkout what O'Reilly has and see what's up. I've watched some videos recently on the tube and some have some difficulties lol. I'm pretty sure I've found a shop that will put the new ball joint on the control arm, but that would mean taking it completely off to take it to them.
I don't think the control is that hard to take off though? I believe it was just two bolts no? lol I might be going crazy, get that sucker off and take it to the shop, save you the hassle of spending all day and night fighting with the ball joint
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I don't think the control is that hard to take off though? I believe it was just two bolts no? lol I might be going crazy, get that sucker off and take it to the shop, save you the hassle of spending all day and night fighting with the ball joint
Yup, two bolts and pull the spring out. I figure if I can leave it in, then I won't have any trouble with the bushings lol. My luck, the bushing will get boogered up and I'll need to replace those. At that point, it could probably be approaching the cost of just buying new stock A arms. I know what I want to do. I want to buy MM A arms and the coilover conversion haha. It's only money, right?
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