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Well I have to get a couple more tools so I can remove the lower and upper control arms to replace the bushings. Can't find the upper ball joints cheap but every pic I see shows a ball joint that doesn't look like the one on my car. May order one in from autozone just to check it out. This is so time consuming lol. I need help in Jacksonville Florida.
Spent $50 at harbor freight and got extended 1/2 impact extenders, also a long set of combo wrenches up to 1". Got the whole right side off and the bushings off both a frames. Wasn't to difficult. Painted them. Tomorrow I will put the new bushings in. Ordered my upper ball joints from a car parts company $75 a piece. Not to bad. Will be in by next Wednesday. That's more than enough time to disassemble the driver side and paint the a frames. This mechanic at a shop will charge me $60 to remove all 4 ball joints and in stall the new ones. I'm willing to pay that to not deal with a headache lol. Plan on being back on the road by next Saturday.
I have replaced all parts of the suspension as of today. I plan on ordering some calipers and the hoses this week. I chose to use the green grease because it says weather proof on it.
I have ran into one problem if anyone knows any tricks. My outer tie rod ends won't fall back into the spindle even with a couple of taps from the hammer. One goes in enough to get the nut on but will not finish seating itself. The other hasn't went down enough to get the bolt on some. Any tips tricks or ideas?