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lower ball joint on 00 gmc truck

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need to change the lower ball joints on my 2000 gmc. looked at the hance manual and it said to loosen the torson bars. do you really have to loosen the torson bars to do these? if so how hard is it to do. sort of worried abort getting them back in the right place. thanks chad

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Just keep track of how many turns on them and then tighten back up to the same.

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I take some white out and apply it to the threads of the bolt, then when it comes time to tieghten the bolt, just tieghten until you get to the marks of the white out.

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You shouldn't have to loosen the torsion bar. Jack the truck up under the control arm. The shock will also keep the lower control arm from traveling to far. Disconnect ABS sensor. Remove caliper and set off to side (no need to remove the brake hose from the caliper). Remove the rotor. Remove the axle nut, upper control arm nut, lower control arm nut, and outer tie rod nut. Whack everything with hammer until they separate from the knuckle. Set knuckle off to the side. replace the joints. Make sure you torque the axle nut to the proper spec!!!

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