Ball Joint Pair - 1ASFK00260

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Part Details

  • Quantity:   Pair


  • Comes as a PAIR
    • Fits both the LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side) FRONT LOWER
  • Presses into Lower control arm
  • Direct replacements
  • Built to strict quality control standards

Our steering and suspension components are pre-greased and sealed for long life and do not require the extra maintenance typically required by greasable versions.

Item Condition: New

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.

  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:37)
    • Loosen the 22mm lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Pry out the center cap with a pick
    • Loosen the 35mm axle nut
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. step : Removing the Rotor and Axle Nut (1:42)
    • Remove the two 21mm bolts securing the caliper bracket to the spindle
    • Tie the caliper assembly out of the way by hanging it from the frame
    • Remove the rotor
    • Remove the axle nut
  3. step : Removing the Tie Rod (2:33)
    • Tap the end of the axle to push it out of the hub
    • Remove the 21mm nut from the tie rod until it's at the bottom
    • Tap the bottom with a hammer
    • Remove the 21mm nut the rest of the way
    • Pull the tie rod up and out of the control arm
  4. step : Removing the Spindle from the Control Arm (3:21)
    • Loosen the 22mm nut connecting the upper ball joint to the spindle
    • Tap the front of the knuckle with a hammer without cracking it
    • Once loose, hit the bottom of the control arm to release the joint from the knuckle if needed
    • Release the tab on the connector for the ABS sensor
    • Disconnect the ABS sensor
    • Release it from the clamps under the control arm
    • Remove the axle shaft from the wheel bearing
  5. step : Removing the Spindle (4:41)
    • Pinch the cotter pin legs out straight and together
    • Twist the cotter pin out of the castle nut
    • Remove the 22mm castle nut with a 22mm socket and breaker bar
    • Place weight onto the top of the spindle
    • Hit the bottom of the spindle behind the ball joint to release it
    • Remove the Spindle
  6. step : Removing the Lower Ball Joint (6:20)
    • Release the snap ring on the top of the ball joint with snap ring pliers
    • Place the receiving tube from the ball joint press onto the lower end of the ball joint
    • Install a cup onto the top of the press
    • Tighten down the press with a 22mm socket and breaker bar
    • Remove the grease fitting with an 8mm socket
    • Place the tube onto the bottom of the ball joint
    • Reinstall the press
    • Insert the thread onto the top center of the ball joint
    • Press the ball joint out
  7. step : Reinstalling the Lower Ball Joint (9:01)
    • Install the ball joint into an installation cup
    • Install the joint into the spindle with a cup on top
    • Let the ball joint bottom out
    • Tighten the joint until seated fully into the lower control arm with a 22mm socket
    • Remove the ball joint press
    • Spread the snap ring with snap ring pliers
    • Insert the snap ring into place
    • Install the grease fitting with a 10mm wrench in a direction that won't interfere with the spindle (backwards or forwards)
  8. step : Reinstalling the Spindle (10:17)
    • Insert the lower ball joint and axle into the spindle
    • Thread the castle nut on
    • Install the axle splines into the hub
    • Hand tighten the axle nut
    • Slide the upper ball joint into the spindle
    • Tighten the 22mm upper ball joint nut
    • Torque the 22mm upper ball join nut to 40 foot-pounds and add an additional 90 degrees
    • Torque the 22mm lower ball join nut to 38 foot-pounds and add an additional 90 degrees
    • Insert the cotter pin vertically into the castle nut
    • Bend the longer leg down and over
    • Leave the short leg intact or snip it off with pliers
  9. step : Reinstalling the Tie Rod (12:01)
    • Insert the tie rod into the spindle
    • Start the nut by hand
    • Tighten the 21mm nut with a socket and ratchet
    • Torque the tie rod nut to 45 foot-pounds
  10. step : Reinstalling the Rotor and Caliper (12:25)
    • Insert the wiring harness into the keepers on the control arm
    • Reconnect the connector
    • Insert the rotor into place
    • Insert the caliper to the rotor
    • Tighten the 21mm bolts to the caliper
    • Torque the caliper bolts to 130 foot-pounds
  11. step : Reattaching the Wheel (13:30)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the axle nut
    • Torque the axle nut to 185 foot-pounds
    • Replace the center cap
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 135 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Hammer
  • Small Hook
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Bungee Cord

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Snap Ring Pliers
  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

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

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 21mm Socket
  • 35mm Socket
  • 8mm Socket
  • 22mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Ball Joint Press

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The ball joints I ordered were a perfect fit, and installed with ease.
June 4, 2018
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Customer Q&A
Ask a question to 1A Auto customers who purchased the product
who makes these?
Dan B September 22, 2018
have no idea box was in Chinese but they fit and been ok for 20k miles
T A September 23, 2018
1A Autos house brand parts are manufactured by various aftermarket companies specifically for us and built to your vehicles exact OEM specifications.
Christa R September 24, 2018
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Part #: 1ASFK00260

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How-to Video:

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