09-11-2006, 04:48 PM
Hey guys I have a bad bearing on my 97 4x4. Its the front drivers side one. It seems to me to get the steering knuckle off I'd need to have a puller to disconnect the lower ball joints. Thoughts? Any ways to get them off without a puller (nothing that will damage them)? I'd really rather not take it in to a shop, but I guess if I have to I will...if you guys have any ideas on how to get the knuckle off please let me know. thanks.
09-11-2006, 05:45 PM
don't need a puller....there's 3 bolts I believe that hold the lower balljoint bracket to the spindle...just take those off....
09-11-2006, 07:01 PM
don't need a puller....there's 3 bolts I believe that hold the lower balljoint bracket to the spindle...just take those off....won't he need a pickle fork?
09-11-2006, 07:28 PM
won't the pickle fork damage the ball joints?
09-12-2006, 03:47 PM
won't he need a pickle fork?
not for the lowers.....you're not actually taking the balljoint apart.....