Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1967-1988 Repair Guide

Lower Ball Joint

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

  1. Remove the lower control arm.
  2.  
  3. Remove the ball joint seal.
  4.  
  5. Using tool C-4212 or an arbor press and a sleeve, press the ball joint from the control arm.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Lower ball joint breaker with spring compressor tools installed



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Fig. Fig. 2: Removing the lower ball joint with tool C-4212

To install:
  1. Press the new ball joint into the lower control arm using the tool C-4212 or equivalent.
  2.  



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Fig. Fig. 3: Replacing the lower ball joint with tool C-4212

  1. Place a new seal over the ball joint, if necessary, with adapter tool C-4034.
  2.  
  3. Press the retainer portion of the seal down onto the ball joint housing until it is secure.
  4.  
  5. Install the lower control arm. Be sure to install the ball joint cotter pins.
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