are the ball joints on a 1996 ram 1500 pressed in / can they be changed without a press

Asked by May 11, 2013 at 12:55 PM about the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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1,555

my 97 had ones that did not need a press to change

1,555

probly just need to hit them with a rubber mallet

30

they usealy need pressed in and pressed out

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13,005

Both the upper and the lower ball joints get pressed in. A little heat on the area around the ball joint will help a lot for removal. You should be able to get them out without a press. Remember to remove retaining rings before attempting to remove them.

1,555

even though these are "pressed" in you can use a "C" clamp or a hammer to get the old one out then use the nut to pull the new one into place or "press" it in.

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