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Can you change a lower ball joint on a 2002 xlt 4x4 ext can with out having to mess with torsion bars, like just place a Jack under arm and support it while you change the ball joint
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the bars need to be unloaded to do it safely. not hard to do, just loosen the preload adjuster all the way out. then put a jack under the A arm pop the upper ball joint and lower the A arm. Then remove the knuckle and press the ball joint.
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the bars need to be unloaded to do it safely. not hard to do, just loosen the preload adjuster all the way out. then put a jack under the A arm pop the upper ball joint and lower the A arm. Then remove the knuckle and press the ball joint.
Just to make sure I have this right,count how many turns I back it off so I can put it back correct, I don't want to undo the bolt all the way, how do I know when I'm at the point where I have tension released enough, thank you
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Just to make sure I have this right,count how many turns I back it off so I can put it back correct, I don't want to undo the bolt all the way, how do I know when I'm at the point where I have tension released enough, thank you
When the bolt is removed enough tension has been relived to break the upper bj loose the lower with jack
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You don't have to touch torsion bars to do ball joints. Just take the knuckle off and press the ball joints out, and press the new one in. Simple.
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You don't have to touch torsion bars to do ball joints. Just take the knuckle off and press the ball joints out, and press the new one in. Simple.
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