Lower ball joint won't seat... help! - LS1TECH - Camaro and Firebird Forum Discussion



LS4 Performance Grand Prix GXP | Monte Carlo SS | Impala SS | LaCrosse Super

Lower ball joint won't seat... help!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-18-2012, 09:11 PM   #1
On The Tree
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Jesup, GA
Posts: 106
Default Lower ball joint won't seat... help!

So the bearings went out on my d/s half shaft, got the new shaft in without any issues. Bolting everything back together and I snapped the threaded shaft end off the lower ball joint trying to get it seated.. ugh! So now after drilling out the rivets and getting the new ball joint in, ive got everything back together and haven't torqued on it too much yet cuz I feel like I may be doing something wrong and don't want to snap another end off... suggestions? I gotta get this done tonight so I can get to work in the morning please help!
critical.in.ga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 09:12 PM   #2
On The Tree
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Jesup, GA
Posts: 106
Default

Please, please PLEASE don't tell me I need to use a press...
critical.in.ga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 11:06 PM   #3
TECH Fanatic
 
Panther427's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,401
Default

Maybe I can't remember. You could try using something like a big deep socket underneath. Lower the car down or using some blocks to get the right height. And try a big rubber mallet to seat it.
Panther427 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 11:19 PM   #4
On The Tree
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Jesup, GA
Posts: 106
Default

Yea.. I used a mallet to pop it loose in the first place, I guess it should work in reverse ... I needed an outside opinion, was getting so frustrated.. throwin' tools n everything I had to just walk away. Thanks man, im gonna give it a try.
critical.in.ga is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PLEASE, Don't buy anything from Checkered Racing! JoeNova Racer's Lounge 6 08-13-2016 02:53 PM
Lower Ball Joint too large??? Darth Cypher Suspension & Brakes 11 05-05-2016 06:36 AM
Lower control arm help!!! josh4ku Suspension & Brakes 3 12-20-2014 10:23 PM
Moog Problem Solver Lower Ball Joints OldCobraGuy Suspension & Brakes 5 05-16-2012 07:07 AM
Need help replacing lower ball joints porksoda Suspension & Brakes 7 09-08-2008 09:10 PM


Tags
back, ball, balljoint, grand, gxp, joint, joints, lower, press, prix, seat, seated, seatlwr, torque, wont, wrong

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:45 PM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: