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How do i replace ball joints on a 2000 chevy blazer 4x4 ?

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how do i replace ball joints on a 2000 chevy blazer 4x4 ?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 years ago.

hi

this should help you

thanks

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Ball Joint Service and Repair, Procedures: Lower Ball Joint

Removal Procedure
1. Raise and support the vehicle.
2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. .
3. Remove the lower control arm.

4. Place the lower control arm in a bench vice.
5. Using a chisel, remove the 4 securing crimps from the ball joint body (15 series only).
6. Using a press, remove the ball joint from the lower control arm.


Installation Procedure

Important: Use the outer flange of the ball joint in order to press the ball joint into place.

1. Install the new ball joint using a press.
2. Place the lower control arm in a bench vice.
3. Using a punch, install 4 crimps to the ball joint. Use the replaced ball joint as a reference (15 series only).
4. Install the lower control arm.
5. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
6. Remove the safety stands.
7. Lower the vehicle.
8. Verify the wheel alignment.

Ball Joint Service and Repair, Procedures: Upper Ball Joint

Removal Procedure
1. Raise and support the vehicle.

2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. .
3. Remove the upper control arm.

4. Using a press, remove the upper ball joint.


Installation Procedure

Important: The ball joint must be installed with the flat edges or notches in the same position as the replaced ball joint. The ball joint is directional and damage will occur if this procedure is not followed.

1. Using a press, install the upper ball joint.
2. Install the upper control arm.

3. Install the tire and wheel assembly.

4. Remove the safety stands.
5. Lower the vehicle.
6. Verify the wheel alignment.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
ive been told that i have to remove the drive shafts to access the upper ball joints do you know if this is true?
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 years ago.

hi

no,,you dont need to remove the axle if you remove the complete control arm

thanks

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