Replaces

1996-2000 Chevy K3500 Truck Lower Ball Joint for Models with Forged Control Arms Driver or Passenger Side

Part Details

  • Location: Lower
  • Side Location: Driver or Passenger Side

  • New

This replacement lower ball joint is just what you need to ensure the safety and integrity of your vehicle's suspension and steering.

Specifications:

  • Fits LH (Driver Side) or RH (Passenger Side) LOWER
  • 47.89 mm Diameter Press-In Type
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Fits 4WD (Four Wheel Drive) Models only
  • Fits models with Forged Control Arms only
    • Does NOT fit models with Stamped Steel Control Arms

Worn ball joints can cause excessive front tire wear, popping or creaking in the front end, extra play in the steering system, and pose a serious safety concern. Replace loose or worn ball joints with our quality replacement.

One way to diagnose a loose, or warn ball joint, is to jack the car up, so the wheel is off of the ground, then have someone try to move the wheel in and out. While they are moving the wheel check the ball joint for play, if it is moving you probably need to replace it.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. Remove the wheel (1:00)
    • Loosen the lug nuts.
    • Raise and secure the vehicle
    • Remove the lug nuts and the wheel.
  2. Remove the front shield (1:15)
    • Use a 15 mm socket and ratchet.
    • Remove the four bolts.
  3. Remove the Idler Arm (1:25)
    • Remove the 24 mm bolt securing the idler arm to the steering linkage
    • Use a joint fork and a hammer to separate the joint.
    • Remove the three other bolts securing the idler arm.
    • Use a Tie Rod Puller to pull apart the idler arm and the idler shaft.
  4. Install the new idler arm (4:34)
    • Assemble your new idler arm to your idler shaft, threading on the bushing and nut.
    • Bolt in the idler arm assembly into place, tightening up the three nuts.
    • Bolt in the end of the idler arm assembly to the steering gear.
    • Torque the nuts and bolts to 80 ft lbs.
    • Install the cotter pin.
    • Use a grease gun and fill the grease fitting.
  5. Reassembly (7:25)
    • Replace the shield with the four 15mm bolts.
    • Clip the air bag harness back in.
    • Put the wheel back on and lower the car
    • Using a star pattern torque the lug nuts to 120-140 ft lbs

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands
  • Large C-Clamp

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 15mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 22mm Socket
  • 24mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Grease Gun
  • Tie Rod Fork
  • Tie Rod Puller

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 18mm Wrench

How-to Video:

(08:13 min)

Tools List:

    General Tools

  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands
  • Large C-Clamp

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 15mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 22mm Socket
  • 24mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Grease Gun
  • Tie Rod Fork
  • Tie Rod Puller

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 18mm Wrench




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$21.95
Part #: 1ASBJ00022

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