order of operations for front suspension

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order of operations for front suspension

Postby joneill4 » Fri May 19, 2017 10:06 pm

I am preparing to replace tie rods, ball joints and cv shafts. is there a prefered order of operations for removing and/or replacing the ball joints?I have found threads or videos of all of the parts, but not all at once.
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Re: order of operations for front suspension

Postby wmorrisiii » Fri May 19, 2017 10:35 pm

The way I did these jobs was upper and lower control arm bushing with front diff out. Second was CV axles . Third ball joints and tie rods last. I felt I was working the hardest job first and finishing with the easiest. With work interfering and painting everything and addressing some rust issues before putting it back together, a little over a week to get it all done.
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Re: order of operations for front suspension

Postby gwana66 » Sat May 20, 2017 3:31 pm

You will need to break the upper ball joint and tie rod to get the CV shaft out, and the CV shaft blocks the bolts to the lower ball joint, so your order is pretty well set out. For reassembly, I'd do the lower ball joint, CV axle, then the upper, and finally the tie rods.
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Re: order of operations for front suspension

Postby joneill4 » Sat May 20, 2017 3:41 pm

Thanks guy. That is exactly what I was looking for.
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