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RE: [T3] 1970 Ball Joints


On 29 Jul 99, at 15:25, Fuhriman, Mark wrote:

> So in the test for the upper ball joint, should the stem snap back to
> center after moving it from side to side?  Or do you pull on the stem
> axially?

The wear limit test for both uppers and lowers is an axial play test, 
but the uppers are spring preloaded with quite a heavy spring so you 
can't just do this by hand.

 Sorry, but ball joints are new territory for me.  Does the
> generic ball joint puller from Sears work OK to remove these?
It's a unique arrangement, so I don't think any kind of generic  ball 
joint tool is going to help.

Jim
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