Thread jack away lol.
Go rent a ball joint tool from auto zone/advance. It has to be the truck one. That will help with the u joints.I’m going to hate my life in 5-7 days. I despise doing u-joint. The truck got new brakes 6 months ago per the receipt I found, so, I won’t be doing anything with those. However, with 220,000 miles and my lack of confidence in my ability to remove them nicely, we’re going to be doing front wheel bearings at the same time lol. The u joints are usually a job I would sub out, but since I want to put a $1,300 clutch in this thing so I can turn it up so I need to just suck it up, take the afternoon and do it myself.
A/C condenser doesn’t look too difficult on these either, so hopefully that can be knocked out quickly as well.
I’m waiting to pull the trigger on steering parts until I do the first round of front end work. Nothing I’m doing will need to be removed again to do steering parts so I’ll wait to see what’s actually needed. Best guess is it’s probably the gearbox based on the wheel slop.
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I’ve rented enough of them that I was considering just buying one. They can’t be more than $150 at the Freight lol. Also going to finally buy a seal puller.Go rent a ball joint tool from auto zone/advance. It has to be the truck one. That will help with the u joints.
These are easy. Knock the inner circlip out with a hammer and punch then punch the caps out.
A good vice and ball peen hammer works too