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Old 06-02-2010, 08:28 PM
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Default Ball Joints

Hey i was wondering if any of you guys new how to replace the ball joints. I was wondering if any of you had experience doing this. A shop gave me a quote or $550 and i found the parts for around $60 so I want to do this one on my own. Thanks for the help
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:03 PM
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Default Re: Ball Joints

Buy a ball joint press at harbor freight for $50. The ball joints have a retaining clip on the top side that needs to be removed before you press out the joint. It's a lot of work but a lot cheaper than paying a shop $500 to do the job. Pick up a repair manual for tips.
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:10 PM
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Also most autoparts stores will rent the ball joint press if you don't want to buy one.
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:44 PM
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Rent a balljoint press and make sure you have a BFH
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Old 06-06-2010, 03:53 AM
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BFH = big F*&@ing hammer. LOL
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