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How do I replace the ball joints in a 2001 2500 HD four wheel drive?


here's the service info. the

here's the service info. the upper ball joints are part of control arm. need more let us know. mws919

LOWER BALL JOINT REPLACEMENT

Removal Procedure

Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.
Remove the lower control arm. Refer to Lower Control Arm Replacement.
Place the lower control arm in a bench vice.
Using a chisel, remove the 4 securing crimps from the ball joint body (15 series only).
Using a press, remove the ball joint from the lower control arm.
Installation Procedure

Important: Use the outer flange of the ball joint in order to press the ball joint into place.

Install the new ball joint using a press.
Place the lower control arm in a bench vice.
Using a punch, install 4 crimps to the ball joint. Use the replaced ball joint as a reference (15 series only).
Install the lower control arm. Refer to Lower Control Arm Replacement.
Install the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.
Remove the safety stands.
Lower the vehicle.
Verify the wheel alignment. Refer to Measuring Wheel Alignment.


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