How do I replace the lower ball joint of my 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2wd truck
Year: 1996Make: DodgeModel: ram 1500 2wdEngine: 3.9 liter v6
I have tried to press the lower ball joint out of the lower control arm using C clamp type ball joint removal tool, will not pop out. what is the procedure?
first you will need to start with releasing spring presure.
then you will need to do the following, but you will need to rent a ball join remover.
NOTE: If the ball joint is tack welded to the suspension arm, the suspension arm must be replaced.Suspension Arm
ase master tech / and dodge ,jeep,and chrysler certified thec,with 28 years exp on general automotiv
Ball joint is not tack welded.
I thought the ball joint was removed by pressing up on the ball joint stud, with ball joint gong into the receiver cup From what you indicate the ball joint is pressed out by pressing on the top of the ball joint , with ball joint stud end going into recever cup, which is why the ball stud has to be removed from the steering knuckle, spring removed, etc. to let the control arm swing away, giving access to top of ball joint. I was tring to remove ball joint just the opposite. Is this correct?
i am sorry its an error from all data you are rigth the removel is actually the instalation sorry you dont have to use it i will remove it from the window.
Don't understand your reply, "removel is actually the installation-- will remove it from the window."
the procedure i send to you is the correct procedure for removal i am sorry we keep getting mix up with some one else . the ball joint comes of trough the baton not the top and goes in from the baton in to the top, the tool is to help you remove the ball join and to install the ball joint .