let me throw in my 2cents.first if your boots are shredded concider replacing
the complete cv axle assy w/a remanufactured unit(can you say lifetime warrenty)
as far as ball joints go(IF your NOT doing control arm bushings) the uppers are
rivited/lowers are pressed.Jack the truck up, put the frame on jack stands, remove
f/wheels take the cotter pin out the ball joint studs(u/l) back the nuts off 1(ONE) and
only 1(ONE) turn only, take your 5lb convincer(hammer) and give the spindle(where the stud
goes thru) a good smack,they will both pop because spring pressure is pulling them apart,
now support the lower control arm(BEFORE loosening the nut any more) the upper will
just flop around and the lower(supported) will stay put because all the weight of the truck.
for the uppers grind(easy way)/chissle(hard way) the rivits off and bolt the new ones down.
For the lowers you will need a ball joint press(the C-clamp thing tim was talking about,I think)
they can be rented from discount a.p. if it's your first time set aside most of the day just for that.
To do the Steering linkage you will need a PITMAN ARM PULLER as well as a pickle fork.
when you start messing with F.E. stuff under spring tension it can get hairy fast.
I personaly launched a coil spring 150'(jack slipped), thank god no one got hurt!!
like I've said before, I did this for a long time if anyone has specific questions feel free
to send me a message on the board or email at [email protected]
ps a clamp cannot take the stress of the torsion bars and will most likely break!
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