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How to change a lower ball joint 1992 cadillac deville on front

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How to change a lower ball joint 1992 cadillac deville on front passenger side

Hello and welcome to Just, Super mechanic here. About your vehicle.


I have the instructions from the data base, however, I have found it easier to grind the heads of the rivets in an "X" and then chissel them off.











  • Raise and support vehicle and place jackstands under cradle. Vehicle weight should not be placed on the control arms.
  • Remove wheel assembly.
  • Install drive axle boot protectors.
  • Remove cotter key from ball joint nut and, using tool J-34505, separate ball joint from steering knuckle, Fig. 4.
  • Drill out ball joint retaining rivets.
  • Remove stabilizer bar bushing to control arm bolt.
  • Pull control arm downward and remove ball joint from steering knuckle and control arm.
  • Reverse procedure to install. Torque new ball joint attaching nuts to specifications, Fig. 5, and ball joint castle nut to 81 ft. lbs.

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