Remove the caliper retaining bolts by turning them counterclockwise with the ratchet. Turn the ball stud so it faces front to rear. Tighten this nut to 25 foot-pounds with a torque wrench. Thread the lock nut onto the spindle by turning it clockwise by hand. Replace the upper grommets and thread the nut onto the shock rod by turning it clockwise by hand.
Thread the bottom retaining bolts in by hand, turning them clockwise and tighten them to 200 inch-pounds. Since 1982, Mevotech has provided the automotive aftermarket with high-quality, quick-installation steering and suspension parts. Install the ball joint press so as to press the ball joint out of the lower control arm. Turn the threaded stud counterclockwise to loosen the ball joint press and remove it. Lift the coil spring into place and replace the rubber isolator on the lower control arm. Remove the front shock absorber by turning the top retaining nut and the lower bolts counterclockwise with the ratchet and socket. Tighten it to approximately 15 foot-pounds by turning it with either a socket or the large pliers.
If the holes in the nut and ball stud don't line up, tighten the nut until they do. Insert the spring compressor tool into the middle of the coil spring and clamp the top and bottom coils. Take up the tension on the coil by turning the center bolt on the compressor clockwise. Remove the lock cover by pulling it off and place it in the dust cap. Insert the ball stud into the hole in the steering knuckle and thread the nut onto the stud by turning it clockwise by hand.
The ball joint on your 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 truck connects the steering knuckle to the control arm and pivots to allow for suspension travel and steering input. Insert the new ball joint and turn the tool around to press the ball joint in. Turn the threaded stud counterclockwise to loosen the tool and remove the old ball joint. Back off the compressor one half turn. Straighten the cotter pin and remove it with the wire cutters.
Remove the spring compressor tool by turning the threaded stud counterclockwise and remove it. Straighten the cotter pin and remove it by pulling it out with the wire cutters. Insert the shock absorber from the bottom, making sure the rubber and metal grommets are in place on the shock rod. Hang the caliper from the upper control arm with a piece of wire hanger. Insert the cotter pin through the holes and bend it over the stud to secure it. Place the rubber boot over the ball joint. Turn the threaded stud clockwise with the wrench to press the ball joint into the lower control arm.
Insert the pickle fork between the steering knuckle and lower control arm and strike it sharply with the hammer until the ball joint separates from the knuckle. Turn the threaded stud clockwise with the wrench to press the ball joint out. Pull the coil spring and rubber isolator out. AutoTrust Silver supplies a great selection of ball joint components at reasonable prices! All Replacement brand items are backed by 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty. Loosen the center hub nut by turning it counterclockwise with the large pliers and place it in the dust cap.
Its items include control arms, drop spindles, coil springs, flip kits, hanger and shackle kits,. Slide the rotor over the spindle, insert the bearing, tapered end first, then the large, keyed washer. . It is made from top grade materials to ensure premium quality restoration of good steering and smoother ride. Pull the rotor assembly off the spindle and set it aside. Remove the ball stud nut by turning it counterclockwise with a wrench. Pull the dust cover off the hub with the large slip joint pliers.
The ball joint will need to be pressed downward. If one of the two ball joints on either side of the truck goes out, you will experience abnormal tire wear and the truck may at times weave somewhat while you're driving. Slide the castle lock over the spindle nut and insert the cotter pin through the hole and bend it over the spindle to secure it. . . . .
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