How To Install Replace Part 2 Front Lower Ball Joint Chevy GMC S-10 S15 1AAuto.com




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1A Auto Parts: @KNUCKLEDUSTER Thanks for watching. Sometimes these repairs aren't the simplest thing to figure out. 1aauto.com 888-844-3393

KNUCKLEDUSTER: thanks I'm such an idiot

Daniel Wastak: Great Video. Very Helpful.

John barfneck: stupid question - but ? how far are you suppose to tighten the castle nut up onto the balljoint stud??? before stopping when drawing the the steering knuckle up onto the balljoint. I didn't hear anything specifically about that when the balljoint was replaced..is it possible to over or under tighten the castle nut on the balljoints.

Robert Littlefoot: do any of the ball joints need to be pressed in i am replacing them on my 2001 chevy s10 long bed pick up truck

1A Auto Parts: @chkwgn460 Thank you for watching our video. We carry those ball joints shown in the video at 1aauto.com

frankyw729: thank you man for the videos. they do help alot. thank you again. 5/5*

1A Auto Parts: @locote703 Yep, no need to bite off more than you want to chew!

hjewell2: Thank you for this vid it has helped me a great deal.

1A Auto Parts: @waterjunkies Only if the upper ball joint shows signs of looseness/wear. The lower ball joints on these vehicles are more prone to wear.

1A Auto Parts: @mtinne01 The basics should be the same, but some of the steps that needed to remove them may be slightly different.

waterjunkies: Should the upper ball joint be replaced as well?

1A Auto Parts: Shop rates vary and also depending upon if they run into a snag so unfortunately I would not be able to give you an estimate. Your best bet would be to shop around for a quote from one of your local mechanics.

1A Auto Parts: @DCMWDC Thank you for checking us out. Have a great day!

1A Auto Parts: @run2010100 I would only replace the hubs if they need it. They are not too difficult so replacing them separately is not a big deal.

1A Auto Parts: @rlewis1946 Thank you for watching our how to videos. We carry the parts featured in the video on our website 1aauto.com

run2010100: Great video! I got a question... When replacing the lower ball joints would you recommend replacing the axle hub as well? Thanks.

rockband144: bell tire. four new front ball joints 704 dollers and thats on a 2002 chevy blazer.

chkwgn460: Thanks, I'm gonna replace my sisters ball joints this weekend. Wasn't sure if they were pressed in, watching your video showed that I can do it.

Warnerrobinson80: Can you post a video for the upper ball joint for the same 4wd setup. Or is it basically the same as the lowers. Great videos! Keep it up.

Roy Lewis: @JaynJessf My 98 Sienna Alldata-diy subscription left me feeling about the same. Maybe the other Alldata subscription go further, but their cost is prohibitive for me. The how-to videos from 1AAuto.com are first rate in my book. Roy Lewis Atlanta, Georgia USA

epiphaknee: Great video! I love your Craftsman jack too!! LOL

und3fin: @1aauto thx for a great video just installed lower ball joints on my blazer thx to you . jp

modelleg: This was terrific...thanks.

locote703: i need lower and upper for both sides ............. this video has conviced me to go to a mechanic

axe master: YOU GUYS ROCK! THANKS FOR THE INSTRUCTION!!

1A Auto Parts: @JaynJessf Thank you for checking us out. We offer a great selection of repair parts on our website 1aauto.com

Dano25840: HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST TO GET DONE?!?!?!?!?

Russ Thompson: Its not the same on any s10/blazer/Jimmy. The 2wd have press in lower balljoints, please change your intro

1A Auto Parts: You would so that you can get everything out of your way.

goatboy150: Would someone here happen to know if I need any job-specific tools to replace a CV axle on one of these trucks? 2002 Sonoma 4X4 (not ZR2). It has a snap-ring on the new one, would just a (gentle) pry bar be sufficient to get the old one out? Any help would be welcome.

MrShelby2012: I am in process of replacing a broken drivers side CV shaft on a 95 Dodge Caravan. I am having an issue, when trying to get the lower A-arm ball joint dowel, into the pinch bolt housing. Do I need to jack up the strut or the A-arm, it seems the angle is to severe to allow the dowel to slide up into its position.

1A Auto Parts: @RaffNTemp Many times you will fell a vibration in the wheel while on the highway, or when you back up you may hear a clunk noise from the front. We also have this great video that will show you how to inspect them. Hope this helps you out. youtube.com/user/1aauto?feature=mhee#p/search/4/7dNgq_9frNc

Ger Cal: do I need to remove the hub even if all I'm doing is changing the ball joint?

1A Auto Parts: We currently do not have an auto repair video that covers this particular repair. If you have a Haynes or Chiltons manual it should be covered in there. You could also join a forum such as S10Planet com There could be a write up by one of the members on the board.

JaynJessf: I subscribed to alldata to do this project (Worthless). It was a long day I can tell you that. The second side will go smooth thanks to your video. I can not even put into words how much this video is appreciated.

Mario Alan Perez Arreola: i need to replace my control arm bushing on my GMC SONOMA 1998 2 WD any ideas were to find a video??

Phillip Wilson: Why did you replace the hub?

1A Auto Parts: We currently do not have an auto repair video that covers this particular repair, we'll keep this request in mind in the event that we need to make this repair in the future. 1aauto.com 888-844-3393

1A Auto Parts: It was worn out. We carry new ones on our website. 1aauto.com 888-844-3393

anthony eaglebarger: Thank you for posting these video's they help a lot especially when you're working on a 1998 GMC Jimmy. Although I couldn't get that arm to drop enough so I ended up taking loose the upper ball joint and dropping the rest of that assembly to access the lower ball joint. So I had to torque that top castle nut up again so it was correct.

1A Auto Parts: They should install like this video shows.

1A Auto Parts: @liekhus52 Yes

joshua lamarche: have to do all 4 ball joints on my 1995 chevy blazer as well as replaced the tie rod ran into some trouble

liekhus52: Do you have to remove the the wheel or axle hub to replace the lower ball joint?

RaffNTemp: how do you know when to replace the ball joint?

OkotOkot: mine wont separate :( I have the 3 bolts out, but no amount of wrenching/prying will get the hub/bearing to budge off the spindle.

MrBillygman: Hey thanks for the great instructional videos. I am doing this project on my 2000 blazer w/4x4 and i noticed the o-ring that you placed on the hub at about 3 min 30 seconds in this video. Only the driver's side had the o-ring when i took the hubs off (probably because the other one had fallen apart). Do you know the size of the o-ring or know a part number so that i can get some new ones? It doesn't even show up on the chevy parts diagrams so the dealership isn't offering much help. Thanks

David Archuleta: Than you, you've made my attempting this much easier.

1A Auto Parts: We currently do not have an auto repair video on how to do the upper ball joints. If you have a Haynes or a Chiltons manual they should show you how to do this.

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