STEERING KNUCKLE REMOVAL ON 2003 DODGE 1500

  • Tiny
  • vinceb
  • 2003 Dodge Ram
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • automatic

How do you separate the lower ball joint from the steering knuckle on a 2003 dodge ram 1500 4x4?

Saturday, January 8th, 2011 AT 2:52 AM

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  • KHLow2008
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You need a ball joint remover to separate ball joints from the knuckle. You can loan it from places that rent out tools.

An unorthodox way is to use a bar and hammer to bang on the lower arm around the ball joint to loosen and remove.

The following link should be helpful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PjkfDp8mLE&feature=related

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Saturday, January 8th, 2011 AT 6:16 PM
  • Tiny
  • vinceb
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I got it apart after using a pickle fork, an impact chisle, sledge hammer, etc and finally got it apart. The rust here in West Virginia is too much for me. I think I'll go back to New Mexico : )

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Sunday, January 9th, 2011 AT 3:39 AM
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  • KHLow2008
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Some ball joints are stubborn, especially when it had not been touched for extended periods and coupled with rust, it can be a real nuisance.

Glad to know you have fixd the problem.

Have a nice day.

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Sunday, January 9th, 2011 AT 5:31 AM

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