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Need to replace the lower ball joints in my 2002 Dodge Durango SXT. Receiving conflicting advise. Some say that I have to replace the whole control arm with new ball joint. Others say that I can press the old ones out of the control arm and press new ball joints with grease fittings up into it... the existing ball joints are factory and do not have grease fittings. I can't be sure, but it looks like the top of control arm that houses the ball joint is solid cast. It doesn't appear to be a "hole"
It looks like if you buy the joint from Chrysler then it comes complete with the arm however there are aftermarket companies that make just the ball joint which can be pressed in and out. It's fairly common for a manufacturer to offer the joint only ... 2002 Dodge Durango
3.3 2001 Dodge Caravan ball joint. Have clunk noise on bumps. Pretty sure its a ball joint but have not put it in the air to unload suspension. My question is it a press fit ball joint? Also, will I need a separator and a Ball joint kit? Any other tools that may be required for replacement? Any suggestions or steps for easier replacement?
Just checking, have you looked at the sway bar links. Its a common problem on these cars, has similar symptons, and is a cheap fix. $30 for parts for both sides and about 30 mins to replace. ... 2001 Dodge Caravan
What is the process of replacing the upper ball joint of 72 chevy nova. Do you have to press the upper ball joint in, like the bottom ball joint. What tools do you need in replacing the upper ball joint. Thanks
If you are replacing with new....you have to grind off the old if it is rivited in...to install...it's new hardware and it is BOLTED in. No special tools. ... Chevrolet Nova
Power steering makes noise while turning left & right even after replacing ball joints, CV joints & entire steering box without power pump. what could be the remidial measures? though I have replaced the steering box for making the suspension more stable. Before replacing the steering box the power pump sound was there but not so prominent.after replacing steering box, ball joints & CV joints & after driving for several days the steering become easier & power pum noise became less hearing. But n
... 1997 Toyota Corolla
My Tahoe has some play in the steering. I took it into an independent garage and was told the pitman and idler arms needed replacing. Knowing I could do the work myself, I drove the beast home and crawled under it to take a look. Everything but the ball joint on the pitman arm looked fine. Some grease is coming out of the ball joint, so I am sure it will need replacing. The ball joint, is not causing the play in the steering. When I move the steering from one side to the next, to check play,
Hi Jeff,Play in steering is compounded by each weakness, no matter how slight, that exists in the entire steering linkage. I admire your technique in troubleshooting. You definitely make valid points with your observations. ... 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe
How do I replace the upper Control arms on My 1979 chevy 1/2 ton pickup. I saw a replacement control arm that has the bushings and ball joints already installed. I'm trying to save the high labor cost that this involves. I can replace the ball joints myself but I know that you need special tools to replace the bushings. Would I still need to try to get this tool since the new upper control arms have them installed already?
Since the new arm comes with the bushings, there is no reason to get the tool to install them. Upper arms are relatively easy to install...just a bolt out, bolt in operation as the springs aren't involved. Support the suspension under the lower contr ... 1978 Chevrolet C1500
Continuation of 1998 Plymouth Breeze Stiff Steering Issue Well, we ended up replacing basically all of the front end of this 1998 Plymouth Breeze because it was totally worn out. We replaced the front motor mount, the rear motor mount, upper ball joints, front struts, both CV axles, both control arms (lower ball joints), the Rack & Pinion and Tie Rod ends We even replaced the water pump and timing belt because the water pump was leaking and since we had it open, we replaced the timing
First, the mechanic has no idea what that switch is most likely. I have several Rack and Pinions for dodge and Plymouth vehicles and none have any electrical on them however I have seen some that do and having looked at these I'm pretty sure it is a ... 1998 Plymouth Breeze
Do Can you just replace ball joint or the upper arm assem?how to replace rear upper ball joint on 1996 Accord
... 1996 Honda Accord
Upper right ball joint replaced only 2 weeks ago along with u-joints. Garage says now upper right ball joint is riding up and cannot be seated properly. The car is now unsafe to drive with this issue? Can this be fixed without replacing the whole front end? Thanks, Dan
... 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee
When replacing the ball joints in the front of a '96 Volvo 850 GLT can you just replace the ball joints or do you have to replace control arm or strut???
It comes as one whole piece and i just searched around for a control arm that might have removable ball joints, couldn't find one its one solid piece. Makes it cheaper for you but in all reality, you get a lot better of a product and it does keep the ... 1996 Volvo 850
How do I replace a ball joint that's going bad on the lower front right control arm. The car is a 2006 Nissan altima 4 cyl. Front wheel drive. Is it possible to replace the ball joint instead of the whole lower control arm itself? If not, how do I replace the lower control arm on a altima. Is it different from front wheel than rear wheel drive? Thanks.
To replace a ball joint with the lower control arm, use bolt breaker spray (PB blast) Remove the cotter pin and loosen hub lock nut and wheel nuts (use long breaker bar) Jack up car and remove wheels. Remove outer tie rod cotter pin and crown bolt, p ... Nissan Altima
I have a 2007 dodge ram 3500 and when i turn hard right and then hard left the steering binds in the middle and then turns. replaced gear box and power steering and ball joints have been replaced. the ball joints have been replaced 3 times in the last 2 months due to difective parts.
... 2008 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500
Need to replace lower front ball joints on a 99 Acura TL. My personal mechanic wants me to get the ball joints from the Acura dealer--who wants $205 each and includes some kind of arm with the ball joint. I prefer a $40 or less ball joint only from other parts sources. Which should I use?
The ones from the dealer is a ball joint and the control arm which come together with the ball joint already press in one whole piece meaning less work to do. just a simple swap in swap out. The $40 from parts stores or parts source is just a ball jo ... 1999 Acura TL
2000 lincoln ls bad ball joints! should i replace whole knuckle or just ball joints
Yes you can buy just the ball joints ... 2001 Lincoln LS
What is the process to replace the ball joints in my 2002 acura tl type s? what steps are involved? will i need to replace anything more than the ball joints?
The upper ball joint is an integral part of the upper control arm and the lower ball joint is an integral part of the spindle. ... 1999 Acura TL
Replacement Front Suspension, Lower Ball Joint 2000 Ford Taurus SE ,what all has to removed to replace the lower ball joint?
The easiest way is too remove the whole knuckle and remove the joint on a bench. The Ball Joint is in the knuckle, not in the lower control arm. Try to not break pinch bolt on lower strut clamp. Hope this helps.. :-) Cobra ... 2000 Ford Taurus
2004 Pontiac Montana, can you replace the end fitting on the shift cable or do you have to replace the entire cable? The end fitting that clips onto the ball joint on the transmission shift selector has broken and comes off of the ball joint. Is there an easy repair?
You have to replace the entire cable. ... 2004 Pontiac Montana
We have a 96 ford taurus had ball joint, front assem, lower ball joints replaced & axle aaem both sides replaced after doing this my husband drived homed it all basically poped off mechanic thinks might have differant trany so I was wondering what differant tranys could bolt up to a 96 ford taurus ( U engine)
What exactly popped off? Did the mechanic state what the transmission had to do with the ball joints? ... Ford Taurus
Right lower ball joint. Torn loose from lower control arm. Ran into a sinkhole in road,wrecker driver lives next door, and saved me a few bucks on towing thank goodness. Arm is OEM. Wrecker driver neighbor says I have to replace the whole lower control arm assembly-that ball joint is not replaceable on the OEM assembly. I'm lost
If you torn the ball joint out, you very well could have more damage. \015\012If you plan on doing the work yourself, I would put the car up on stands, and take the front wheel off, and do a through examination of the whole assembly.\015 ... Mercury Grand Marquis
How to replace ti lower ball joints on a 01 navigator? Can the ball joint be replaced on the upper or do I have to get the entire control arm?
Need a special press and cups and recievers to do this kind of work but yes you can replace just ball joints uppers and lowers but you can also get just control arms for uppers and lowers with ball joints in them for a little more, let me know if i ... 2001 Lincoln Navigator
I need to replace the ball joints on my 1997 GMC K1500. I want to replace the upper control arm and bushings as well as the tie rod ends. I was leaning towards MOOG but can't seem to find the control arm from them. I would also like to shorten the project a little by purchasing the control arm and ball joints assembled. O...O...O...O-Rielly has this setup with their Master Pro brand but I know nothing about that brand. What should I use so I only have to do this job once?
... 1997 GMC Sierra
I am working on a 1995 Ford F250, 351, manual locking hubs. I started by replacing the wheel bearings, then decided to replace the axle bearing, then found out the ball joints are bad too. Now I got everything dismantled, ordered all the parts I need, and I have a HUGE problem. The lower ball joints- I cannot find a set that are big enough to fit this steering knuckle. I've tried every size from Moog, and even gave ford the vin# to try and get the correct ones, which failed. Every one I get fall
Napa----4600 GVW---MRC 10383 $29.99\015\012 ---4600 GVW---NCP 2601273 $64.99 ... 1995 Ford F250
I have a 2000 mazda 626 with ball joint problems can the ball joints be replaced without replacing the control arm?
It is more cost effective to replace the entire control arm. You get new bushings as well with a new control arm, this will also tighten up the front end. $70 at rockauto.com. ... 2000 Mazda 626
I Need new lower control arm ball joint repair.Some say replace the whole arm assembly,and some say just the ball joint itself.Which is right??Also should the upper be replaced as well while were at it?
There is really no need to replace the whole arm assembly unless it's damaged. On the other hand it is a good idea to replace the control arm bushings, and in my opinion yes do the upper also. ... Ford Ranger
Ball joint replacement - seating the new ball joint, control arm too tight against the turning knuckel
May have to remove the Wheel Hub Brg Assy, to get clearancefor ball joint press toolsHave to have the axle out of hub also ... 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera