How do you remove ball joints on a Dana 44?

pretty self expanitory. to get the ball joints out of the knuckle, remove the circlip from the bottom ball joint and then press it out (press toward the top of the knuckle). Then with that removed press the top one out in the same direction.

What is a ball joint eliminator?

These ball joint eliminators delete the weak factory upper ball joint and replace it with a bomb-proof 1′ high strength shoulder bolt and bronze bushing. This design is stronger than the previous kingpin design eliminating the weakest part of the super duty axle!!!

Do you need an alignment after replacing ball joints?

alignment after ball joint is not necessary unless your previous alignment was done when ball joints were bad and loose. If your car is driving sloppy after ball joints replacement, check other suspension…

What happens when a ball joint breaks while driving?

A broken ball joint may be the cause of a mysterious clunking noise or drifting steering. And once they’re worn, they will seriously affect your steering and suspension. If a ball joint fails completely, it can even result in the wheel dramatically falling off the car.

Can you replace ball joints yourself?

Ball joints can become worn down and need to be replaced. You can save some money by doing it yourself instead of going to a mechanic. Make sure you know what you are doing ahead of time. As with all mechanical jobs, consult the manual that came with your vehicle.

What does a bad ball joint sound like?

metallic clunking noise: one of the most noticeable and common symptoms of a bad ball joint is a clunking or knocking noise when the suspension moves up and down. a worn ball joint will begin to rattle inside the socket when driving over an uneven road, rough terrain, potholes or speed bumps.

Can you drive on a bad ball joint?

Can I Drive With a Bad Ball Joint? No. You should not drive with a bad ball joint. Continuing to drive can cause damage to other vehicle components and if the joint fails completely you could lose control of the vehicle, leading to a crash and injuries.

What’s the best way to adjust a DANA front axle?

Using a ball joint puller installed over the ball joint shaft as tight as you can get it give the puller’s threaded shaft a few good whacks with a heavy hammer. This should set the ball joint free of the sleeve. Don’t try to loosen the sleeve using a spanner socket without separating the two, you will break the socket.

What can I use to loosen the ball joint on a Dana truck?

Apply a plentiful helping of PB Blaster to help loosen the ball joint and threads. Using a ball joint puller installed over the ball joint shaft as tight as you can get it give the puller’s threaded shaft a few good whacks with a heavy hammer.

How can I loosen the bottom axle nut?

Turn the steering to allow you to easilty access the rear of the u-joint area. Loosen the lower ball joint nut to leave about 1/4″ of thread exposed. This will keep the entire assembly from coming apart. NOTE: You may not be able to loosen the bottom ball joint nut without removing the axles.

What to use to loosen camber on Dana 30?

Apply a plentiful helping of PB Blaster to help loosen the ball joint and threads. Using a ball joint puller installed over the ball joint shaft as tight as you can get it give the puller’s threaded shaft a few good whacks with a heavy hammer. This should set the ball joint free of the sleeve.