Join Date: Apr 2018
TranceAmerica is offline
Re: Upper & lower joints on 2wd
Yep I knew they we're to goto 17 lbs thanks, always just seems too loose, i just tightened them with a drill till they we're tight then tried to torque them I just wasn't hearing click and it was set to 17 then bam! stripped! Did the same thing when I was doing a dakota too. I'm getting some new studs in the morning probably just some galvanized ones that are same diameter fine threaded at h.d. Yep I definitely could'a used that 4' extension pipe today on the end of the breaker bar to press it in, I picked up one those too, a 4' piece of aluminum wiring conduit from h.d. for 5$ Homedepot has good deals on dielectric grease too the big cylinder CRC for 7$ that has the pump and adjustable tip. Yeah that oem tools ball joint press isn't the best I think from Oreillys. I had to do a two part removal to get it to work, one to push the stud of joint through, then the second to push the fitting through. The socket sizes I needed for removal & install we're 24,22,18,17 & 11's. Angle grinder with cut off wheel for rivet removing was the easiest & fastest. Then just punched em through with a nail set. I would try that method with the c clamp but I just don't have the pipe.