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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-29-2001, 01:16 PM
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how do i remove ball joint boots

working on a spindle lift for my 2000 2wd s10 and just popped the ball joints with the pickle fork. some of the boots got messed up thanks to the fork (which was to be expected), problem is that we cant figure out how the old boot his held on the a-arm. there apears to be two rings, one outside the boot and one inside that sandwich the boot down, but i dont want to be hitting anything too hard to free it up because i really dont want to have to buy new ball joints. any tricks to doing this or am i going about it all wrong? thanks.

also, what type of grease should these be filled with when the new spindle and boots are on?

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Re: how do i remove ball joint boots

<font face="Comic Sans MS"> You need to pull the ball joints to remove the ball joint boots... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] You can get new boots for them without having to replace the joints... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] If they're riveted on, drill 'em out and grab some high strength (9.8 metric or grade 8 or better standard) bolts, nuts and lockwashers and resecure the ball joints with those, tightening to a decent amount. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] It's sort of hard to describe, but go out and take a look at them, I'm pretty sure you'll see what I'm talking about... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]</font>

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