Re: 2000 Blazer suspension question
Yep, there is definately grease up in there. That is one of the things I
started smelling was burnt grease. What is involved with replacing it?
Is it something any old joe can do or does it require special tools and
I will be better off taking it in?
Thanks again all!
take off the tire ,brake caliper,and rotor.Remove the nut in the center
of your hub that holds the joint .Remove the nut to the bottom ball
joint and pop it out (need a removing fork and a big hammer for this)or
with a big hammer hit the side of the hub and it will come out but ya
kinda need to know where to hit it or youll be hitting it all day with
no luck.Lift the whole hub up and the end of the joint should come out
Most of the time a good tug will pull out the other side .But if not
its held in by a little clip just pry the other side out .Since its
already making noise its better to replace it so you wount have problems
later.Instalation is just the oppisite.not too hard but if you are
unsure of what your doing you can spend alot of time and energy getting
nowhere.Doesnt take that long someone with experience can R&R a cv joint
in about 20 mins.If ya have the tools to get it out.,Most people dont
have a socket big enough for the hub nut nor a fork in their home tools
unless the do this as a hobby or on the side.If you have struts you can
take out the bottom two nuts of the strut and pull the hub down but this
will throw it out of alignment unless you mark the placement of the
strut and the hub. hoped this helped