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06-02-2011, 11:57 AM #1
Ball joints and upper control arm
I want to know if you have to replace the control arm if you replace the ball joints & if so would this part fit on a 2000 sierra z71...
06-02-2011, 01:08 PM #2
Well according to the add it . will fit your truck. The upper control are balljoints for your truck are replaceable. They are pressed-in. Some people use a portable type press with the upper control arm still mounted on the truck. I like to remove the upper control arm (takes a minute or two after disconnecting the steering knuckle) and use a shop floor mounted press. I think this is easier than a portable press and more stable when pressing the old joint out and the new joint in.
06-02-2011, 01:29 PM #3
Even though my truck is a 4wd that will fit?
06-02-2011, 01:50 PM #4
Sorry I missed the Z-71 in you trucks description. Thats a 2wd arm. You can buy the balljoint only for about $30.00 for your truck.
06-02-2011, 07:36 PM #5
Thanks though, im gonna get on that quick
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