1996 Chevy Silverado Ball Joints

Tiny
BULLFROGJIFF
  • MEMBER
  • 1996 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
Steering problem
1996 Chevy Silverado V8 Four Wheel Drive Manual

for the past three years I have had to replace my ball joints at LEAST once a year because of them wearing out to the point that it squeaks and the wheel "shakes". I keep them well greased and have never ran them dry of grease. Is there something else thats causing my ball joints to go bad? I am using a mid-grade ball joint at replacement.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Sunday, August 15th, 2010 AT 11:30 AM

5 Replies

Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
  • EXPERT
Do you have oversized tires on the vehicle? What brand ball joints are you getting? Do you drive off road?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, August 15th, 2010 AT 8:48 PM
Tiny
BULLFROGJIFF
  • MEMBER
I still have the standard 265/75R16 tires, I think the brand is Autopart from Advance auto parts. And my off road is limited to driving on a gravel road maybe like once every couple months
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, August 15th, 2010 AT 11:29 PM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
  • EXPERT
That shouldn't cause any problems. My recommendation is to upgrade the ball joint. Get a good brand name (I'm not allowed to recommend any brands but you can tell me what you are getting). Chances are you are getting an imported part that isn't made very well.

Let me know what you think.

Joe
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, August 16th, 2010 AT 10:45 PM
Tiny
BULLFROGJIFF
  • MEMBER
Thank you! I will get a brand such as moog or ranchero. Etc. Something in that range is what your recommending right?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, August 16th, 2010 AT 11:01 PM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
  • EXPERT
Yes, Moog is a very good brand and has been around for years. That is what I use on my own vehicles.

Let me know if it helps.

Joe
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, August 16th, 2010 AT 11:46 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides