Installing right front steering knuckle.....got bottom 2 ball joints in but cant get enough pressure to hold top joint and it keeps spinning......06 dodge ram 1500 2wd


You have to use a floor jack to apply pressure to hold the taper into the hole while you tighten the nut.

theres 2 ways too fix that!! one is get some brass shiw stock it comes in a roll get about .005 thick! wrap several layers around the knuckle pin where is goes into the socket and then tigthen it up that will remove the play also you can heat the socket with a torch and then take a hammer and shrink the hole opening but if you call beards salvage in tulsa okla they can and will sell/ship you one

yes you can buy just the ball joints

i just did a 2002 2500 4x4 with a dana straight axle and had no problem getting on the bolts with a 9/16 12 point socket on a 6 inch extension. If you do not use an extension the head of the ratchet will hit the yoke of the axle shaft.

can it not be done without removing the hub ?? dont think you can get hub off without removing the track control ball joint?do you have the right tools??


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