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Old 04-07-2012, 12:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Replacing ball joints in 2001 4 wheel drive chevy duramax

I've read the postings from some of you guys about ball joint replacement.My question is can i replace my ball joints upper and lower without replacing both control arms
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yup, but get good quality lower ball joints and make sure they are tight going in.
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I replaced all of mine with moogs this winter and zero problems
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a ball joint press kit like this one shouldnt run much more than $50, just remove the knuckle and keep the control arms on the truck.
the whole job is no more than a couple beers
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They have those to rent at o reilly, advance auto, ect
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a ball joint press kit like this one shouldnt run much more than $50, just remove the knuckle and keep the control arms on the truck.
the whole job is no more than a couple beers
You are a slow drinker. It took me a whole 6pack.
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The upper can be tricky, its a real short hole and pressing them just a little cockeyed will stretch the hole. When i did mine ( all 4), i really didnt like how easy the uppers went in and sure enough they popped out of the ride home from work. But, i changed mine around 190k, so who knows how many sets had be pushed in and out.
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how big is the nut for the cv axle?
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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35mm? I believe-
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