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james 10/4/2012

1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Base 8 Cyl 5.9L

Steering & Suspension

i can't seem to get the front lower ball joint to seat down part store says right part is there anyreason I'm overlookin

I put the new balljoint on and I ended up stripping the threads out from over tightening it so have to take off lower arm and get balljoint pressed in try again but need to know why it wont fit first

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HouseCallAuto 10/4/2012

You have not mentioned any details that would confirm that you are using a ball joint press to install the ball joint. A ball joint service set is REQUIRED to install the press fit ball joint. There is no other way it will go in. Don't remove the arm, give a deposit to one of the larger chain auto stores like autozone or pepboys and you can use there lend a tool and give you a ball joint service set which is all you need. By the way, the ball joint you stripped out is now junk and you will need a new part.


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