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Anybody on this forum ever change a lower ball joint on a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban with 4 wheel drive? Does it take any special tools?
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ball joint press needed, because i think on these years the joints are splined around the OD of them and it takes alot of force to press those in.....

on the old trucks you could freeze them and knock them in with a hammer.


but not anymore....

we have an old school napa heavy strong ball joint press we always use and soon i have to do them all on a 98 4x4 s-10

one time i broke a 1/2" breaker bar doing them on a 70s ford 4x4...

those are one of the worst ones to do....

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Anybody on this forum ever change a lower ball joint on a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban with 4 wheel drive? Does it take any special tools?
Thanks ,Gene
It takes a lot of force to get them out and to press new ones in, but it's not too bad. I recently did mine for my S10/bug. I got a ball joint press from AutoZone through their loan-a-tool program. It was free, once you return the tool. The ball joint tool makes it a breeze.
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My 97 doesn't need anything but a little common sense.
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My 97 1500 needed a balljoint press. They are in fact splined. Mine were in there about 5 years since the last time I rebuilt the front end. I broke the head on my 1/2" drive ratchet from the amount of force it took. Guy at Sears couldn't believe I broke it haha.
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