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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 17, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Ball joint stiffness

Hi, I could appreciate some help. I took it upon myself (probably with more than a little overconfidence) to swap my drum brakes to discs. I've taken off the old stuff and installed new ball joints and the new spindle.

I did this compressing the coil spring first, naturally. So I got the new ball joints and spindle in place, together with both control arms attached, and the thing turned easily. However, now with the load of the spring, the spindle is extremely stiff--barely budges. Is it supposed to be like this?

Thanks in advance for any help
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 17, 05:35 PM
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Re: Ball joint stiffness

Did you grease them? I usually do that before I install them and work them around a bit


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Re: Ball joint stiffness

They will loosen up after driving, but like Al said grease is good.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 17, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Ball joint stiffness

Thanks guys. No I didn't lube before releasing the spring....please don't tell me I need to compress that spring again to lube (that spring compressor tool is the most diabolical contraption ever invented)!
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Re: Ball joint stiffness

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Thanks guys. No I didn't lube before releasing the spring....please don't tell me I need to compress that spring again to lube (that spring compressor tool is the most diabolical contraption ever invented)!
Just pump them full of grease and drive it, you'll be fine. No need to compress spring again.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 17, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Ball joint stiffness

Sounds good. It'll be a while before I get there (based on current rate of progress, maybe October.....2019!)
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