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New Ball Joint On Loyale

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#1 Vegablade


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Posted 14 July 2004 - 09:53 PM

Hey just put a new ball joint on my loyale works really good. anyone ever have to do this job before. ah it was a pain in the butt took, 2 hours the thing was rusted in place even with my dad and a friend helping couldnt get the boot on. just wondering if anyone had ever had the problem of getting the boot on before.

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 10:06 PM

actually...just did wheel bearings and ball joint on an 89 GL wagon....talk about a pain in the behind - took an air hammer to get the old ball joint out! needless to say it was trashed. to get the boot installed on the new joint, used a large socket and a rubber mallet. piece of cake.

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 10:24 PM

Did one on my XT. Also a PITA. I used a tie-rod fork and a good ole hammer to beat the joint out of the arm, over an HOUR of hammering. That was the hard part though. New one slipped in no prob.

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 09:08 AM

What were the symptoms for the ball joint and bearings?

My front-end clacks when I turn.

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 10:02 AM

I did one on the left side when I replaced the CV shaft. I used a pit man arm puller to remove it and it was'nt to bad 10-15 mins. The hard part was getting the other end into the steering knuckle and getting everything to line up so it could be bolted back together. Got a lot of use out of the prybar.


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Posted 27 July 2004 - 10:43 AM

clack is a CV joint (its part of the drive train)
ball joints will rattle on bumps, or loose steering

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 12:27 PM

I just recently did this as well. Yeah getting the boot on using the large axle nut socket just cracked the darn thing. There was a metal band in my boot that would not expand to fit around the ball joint body. Instead it just tore through the rubber. I ended up using this tie rod end boot I had laying around. I kind of wonder if they didn't give me the wrong boot... Got it at advanced auto parts as a matter of convenience. Prob should have went with sub genuine.

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