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Unread 04-01-2010, 07:16 PM   #1
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Default Ball Joints for 2000 Dakota

How much trouble is it changing upper & lower ball joints on a 2000 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 2 wheel drive?

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I'll take a look on dodge's site here in a bit. How many miles?

EDIT: Dodge's service site doesn't have anything. guess they figure we'll just leave everyone guessing

EDIT 2: I found it for a 2001 with the 3.9, looks like it's typical for ball joints. You've got uppers and lowers, riveted in. So you'll need to take the brake off (hang caliper with a wire), tie rod end loose, stabilizer bar link loose, get the steering knuckle loose (it'll be real tight, you'll wanna pick up a steering knuckle pickle fork for it), take it off, and then grind the heads or drill out the rivets, and put the new ones in. The new ones will BOLT in, you won't need to rivet them. Same for the upper. For an amateur, bank on spending close to three hours+ per side.
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