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Upper and lower ball joints and rf hub and bearing on a 1999..4wd

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What tools do i need to replace upper and lower ball joints and rf hub and bearing on a 1999 s-10 zr2 4wd?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  William replied 7 years ago.
Aside from standard hand tools, like pliers, wrenches, and a good metric socket set, you'll need the following. Floor jack (you'll need this to not only raise the vehicle, but to support the lower control arm when you have the knuckle off), jackstands,ball joint seperator (also known as pickle fork), 36mm socket to remove the axle nuts, a 2 or 3 arm puller to pull the bearing hub from the axle shaft (may slide off rather easy, but it may put up a good fight). If the vehicle hasn't recieved ball joints in the past, you'll need to be prepared to cut rivets off. Drill and drill bits, hammer, and a punch, is all 'they say' you need, but the more weapons at your disposal for this part, the better. If the vehicle has had ball joints installed in the past, you simply unbolt the old ones and replace with the new ones. S-10's are notorious for wearing out ball joints, so it wouldn't be unlikely if it's been done before. I believe I've covered the bases. Good luck.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Reply to William's Post: Are all the nuts with the axle and ball joints metric or do they go back and forth?
Expert:  William replied 7 years ago.
If memory serves, it's all metric. But just in case you should have a stash of SAE's just in case.
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