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Mike, Mechanic
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Experience:  Hi, I have been a Car/vehicle mechanic 34 years. 29of -running my own repair/diagnostic business.
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This is for a 97 Nissan Pathfinder, 3.3L,XXXXX

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This is for a '97 Nissan Pathfinder, 3.3L,XXXXX I received instructions and pictures (alldata repair) yesterday to replace new rotors, from amd - one of your mechanics. They were awesome. He's not in right now.

I wondered if you could do the same for "Upper and Lower Balljoints - removal and installation." I have a balljoint kit and 2 sets of jaw pullers.
That would be great. Thank-you

Hello and Welcome back to justanswer..

The instructions for the lower ball joint are as follows:


1. Separate drive shaft from knuckle
2. Separate lower ball joint stud from knuckle.
3. Remove lower ball joint assembly from transverse link.
4. Remove transverse link.
5. Reverse procedure to install, being sure that final tightening is carried out at curb weight with tires on ground.
6. After installation, check wheel alignment.

A picture to go with the above is the link

The top of the hub is secured by two bolts / nuts to the bottom of the Mcpherson strut / shock absorber so there isn't an "upper" ball joint.

By all means get back to me if you need / wish -

Kind Rgds, MIKE.

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