Ball Joint Socket Help Fast - Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum
- HOME - FORUMS - GARAGE - TECH - ARTICLES - CHAT - CLASSIFIEDS - REVIEWS - VIDEOS - MEMBER MAP - STORE - INSURANCE -
- REGISTER - CALENDAR - INFO - SITE HELP - RULES - STAFF - MEMBERSHIP - ADVERTISE - CONTACT US -


Welcome to the Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum, the fastest growing Dodge Diesel Community on the internet.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us
Go Back   Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum > 1st Gen. Dodge Cummins 89-93 12V Forums > 89-93 Powertrain
89-93 Powertrain Discussion of components that are directly involved in the power production and all that is needed to get and keep the truck moving . Engine , Transmission Ect...NO ADVERTISING

CumminsForum.com is the premier Dodge Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-11-2011, 01:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
Cummins Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Cullman, AL
Posts: 107
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Ball Joint Socket Help Fast

Hey yall I need to know what size socket to use to take out my upper ball joints and maybe where to get one. I tried all the local part stores. Im gonna try to gp to a tool store today and get a big socket but I was just needing help on the size. Thanks.
__________________
95 Dodge 2500 Crew Cab 4x4 v10 awaiting a Cummins swap within the next year.
smalltowmfarmer is offline   Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-11-2011, 02:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
Cummins Nut
 
deanhinsley1963's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Hugo,Ok.
Posts: 455
Thanks: 21
Thanked 29 Times in 26 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
it takes a special socket for that purpose. They are pretty expensive unless you are going to be doing a bunch of them I have heard they can be done with a very large set of channel locks.
__________________
92 D-350 Dually,Reg. cab C.T.D. Auto,3.54 limited slip,gauges,BHAF,3turns on smoke screw,2 turns on fuel screw,Denny T stage II fuel pin. 366spring and m&h timing spacer next!!!!
deanhinsley1963 is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-11-2011, 03:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
Cummins Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Cullman, AL
Posts: 107
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
I thought they would be, but I cant seem to find one. I ried using an adjustable wench but theres a lip down there on the arm it wont get on there.
__________________
95 Dodge 2500 Crew Cab 4x4 v10 awaiting a Cummins swap within the next year.
smalltowmfarmer is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-11-2011, 09:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
Diesel Head
 
48kenworth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canton,Texas
Posts: 1,015
Thanks: 54
Thanked 133 Times in 87 Posts
iTrader Score: 1 reviews
I always use 12 inch pipe wrench and a cheater pipe. For me that works much better than the big channel locks.
__________________
89 w250 5speed with 92 engine. Holset super 40, billet wheel, machined 12cm wastegated turbine housing, 366 spring , 2nd gen intercooler, dakota A/C condenser.


99 K2500 suburban, 92 Cummins 6BTA, 366 spring, 5X12's, Super b turbo, 4l80E
48kenworth is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-11-2011, 10:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
Cummins Fan
 
90bonestockcummins4X4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 80
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
i made a socket using a piece of heavy wall square tubing and a broken 3/4 drive socket end, be carefull not 2 strip the threads out of them.
__________________
95 quadcab 4x4 90 horse sticks bhaf, 215 pump. egt boost nd fuel press on pillar ats flex, suncoast triple disk tc, locked, nv4500 soon to come
90bonestockcummins4X4 is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2011, 07:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
Cummins Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Cullman, AL
Posts: 107
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
I tried the channel locks but no luck there. I wish I could make me somthing. I rented the ball joint tool for the lower one and it was to small. Its hard to find this stuff.
__________________
95 Dodge 2500 Crew Cab 4x4 v10 awaiting a Cummins swap within the next year.
smalltowmfarmer is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2011, 10:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
Cummins Fanatic
 
Hooter1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Springfield, IL
Posts: 131
Thanks: 5
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
iTrader Score: 1 reviews
Need to change mine also on my D350. Sounds like the uppers are screwed in and the bottoms pressed? If so, time to start soaking the tops with PB Blaster
__________________
'92 D350 5 Speed towing a 8 second '63 Pontiac drag car

4" Diamond Eye, Denny II pin, full power screw 2 turns, BHAF with homemade intake
Hooter1 is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2011, 11:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
Cummins Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Cullman, AL
Posts: 107
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Ok everyone and Hooter1 this will help you.
Yes the upper is screwed and the bottom pressed.
I bought all of mine from ORiely's and I ran into a problem. The uppers were some cut wrong and they wouldnt fit in the socket. I found this out by ordering from Advance and they had the socket to fit and it worked perfect.
As far as the socket to fit I got it from ORiely's. They ordered it from Atlanta GA and it cost 25.00. It worked fine. But If you can rent a master kit It should have the socket in it. The normal press wont work on the pressed joins, its to small. At least thats my experience.
When I removed the upper joint I used the socket and 3/4 impact, I sprayed PB Blaster on it and it eventually started turning it out.
__________________
95 Dodge 2500 Crew Cab 4x4 v10 awaiting a Cummins swap within the next year.
smalltowmfarmer is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-13-2011, 10:26 AM   #9 (permalink)
Cummins Fanatic
 
Hooter1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Springfield, IL
Posts: 131
Thanks: 5
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
iTrader Score: 1 reviews
Let me know how those Advance units work out for you. I had planned on using Moog but am having a hard time justifying spending $300 on ball joints for a truck I drive maybe 5,000 miles a year.
__________________
'92 D350 5 Speed towing a 8 second '63 Pontiac drag car

4" Diamond Eye, Denny II pin, full power screw 2 turns, BHAF with homemade intake
Hooter1 is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 05-13-2011, 11:48 AM   #10 (permalink)
Cummins Fanatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Cullman, AL
Posts: 107
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
So far that one went in fine. They were about 144.00 so thats not bad.
__________________
95 Dodge 2500 Crew Cab 4x4 v10 awaiting a Cummins swap within the next year.
smalltowmfarmer is offline   Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:07 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2