1983 Other Dodge Models ball joints

Tiny
TIMLUND
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  • 1983 DODGE
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 102,000 MILES
I need to replace the top ball joints in my truck. I would like to know the best way to install them
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Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 AT 3:01 PM

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Tiny
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Hello -

To better assist you please tell me the exact model of your vehicle. D150, B150 etc and the engine size in liter and the 8th digit of your VIN.
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Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 AT 5:37 PM
Tiny
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[quote="timlund"]Steering problem
1983 Other Dodge Models V8 Two Wheel Drive Manual 102000 miles

My truck is a d150 prospect with a 318 v8. It has the screw in style upper ball joints. I would like to know how to break them loose from the control arm without damaging the arm.
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Thursday, March 5th, 2009 AT 7:11 PM
Tiny
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Hello -

Thanks for getting back with me.

I have attached the directions for you.

You will need two special tools to do this..........

The C-3564-A is used to separate the upper and lower ball joint studs.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_c3564a_1.jpg



The C-3561 is a socket to unscrew the joint.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_C3561_1.gif



UPPER BALL JOINT

Removal

Raise and support vehicle under outer end of lower control arm.

Remove wheel and tire.

Remove upper ball joint nuts.

Using ball joint breaker tool (C-3564-A ), free upper ball joint.

Using tool C-3561 , unscrew ball joint from control arm.

Installation

To install, reverse removal procedure, and torque all nuts and bolts to specifications.
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Thursday, March 5th, 2009 AT 10:16 PM

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