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Post by cassidysymes on Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:40 pm

So after my first real problem with lower ball joints, I am almost terrified to drive the runner. I always think I feel the passenger side. Can I get any recommendations for doing both lower and upper ball joints? I am getting mixed reviews so I figured I would ask people that actually have 4runners. Any input would be helpful.
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Post by Kevin on Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:51 am

I'm planning on doing the lower ball joints on the Wiferunner this weekend. I've never done them on a 3gen before but I don't expect any surprises. Four bolts and a stud and they come right out.

I think UBJs are a press fit - I don't know if that can be done on the truck or if you'll need to pull the upper a-arm to replace that one.

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Post by dutchman on Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:20 am

I wouldn't worry too much about the upper ball joints,  they don't see any where near the stresses the lowers do.

Kevin, let me know how the process goes. I need to do mine at some point and I can finally turn a wrench now.

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Post by Kevin on Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:37 am

dutchman wrote:Kevin, let me know how the process goes.  I need to do mine at some point and I can finally turn a wrench now.

Wanna come down and keep me company, or are you still busy with stuff?

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Post by dutchman on Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:02 am

Kevin wrote:Wanna come down and keep me company, or are you still busy with stuff?

I may be able to, depends on if I'll have my daughter or not.

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Post by Ty on Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:14 pm

Lowers aren't too bad. I did them on mine a couple years ago. I never did do the uppers.

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Post by Monsteryota on Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:56 pm

If they are press in you can do them on the truck if you know someone with the right specialty tools wink wink
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