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#1 of 59 1994 Ram Ball Joint Replacement
Mar 09, 2007 (2:52 pm)
Went through hell rying to replace the lower ball joints in my 1994 Dodge Ram 1500. Originals were tack welded in. Could not press new ones in using ball joint press c clamp. Sleeves that came with it were too long and were not the right diameter for the new part. Had to remove the lower control arms and press in. Tired to get the parts in one time and ruined them after one week because they were not all the way in. Then since the dealer only sells the entire control arm with the lower ball joint in place, and since the Haynes manual and others did not mention about the originals being welded in, I tack welded in the new ones after being sure they were flush against the control arm.
#2 of 59 Re: 1994 Ram Ball Joint Replacement [amanwhocares]
Mar 15, 2007 (4:00 pm)
What brand of ball joints were you using? Haven't done one in a while, but Moog units permit drilling and mounting with bolts.
#3 of 59 Re: 1994 Ram Ball Joint Replacement [dustyk]
Mar 16, 2007 (7:03 am)
I used a Moog on one side and a Duralast (Autozone)on the other. Each had nothing to assure placement other than pressing in and a distantly placed circlip, just like the apparent originals, except the originals were also tack welded once on each side. Did I say that the machine shop recommended re welding them new ones?
#4 of 59 Re: 1994 Ram Ball Joint Replacement [amanwhocares]
Mar 16, 2007 (6:54 pm)
Don't know what to tell you on this one, not having done a RAM in a long time. The factory ball joints being pre-assembled on to the control arms is not unusual. Ford, GMs, and others are the same way. Maybe it wasn't a Moog I used, but I was pretty sure it was.
#5 of 59 Dodge Ram Axle/Suspension
Jun 22, 2007 (1:44 pm)
#6 of 59 2002 dodge ram 2500
Jun 08, 2007 (6:45 pm)
I just went to a mechanic to have my ball joints fixed. Upper and lower. They then informed me that my hub was froze. They would have to try and get it opened. Well they did not and ended up braking it. I am wondering if any of this was a recall? Has anyone else had issues with thier hubs?
#7 of 59 Rear Axles
Jun 22, 2007 (1:44 pm)
Hello ,I have a 94 1500 Ram in which both back wheels move in and out about 1/8 inch ,there is no adjustment at the wheel end (as far as I can see)
Problem is I live in NE Scotland where Rams are few and far between so advice is not easy to get.
Any help would be greatefully appreciated
#8 of 59 sensor in punkin on rearend whats it do?
Sep 21, 2007 (1:09 pm)
#9 of 59 sensor in punkin on rearend whats it do?
Sep 21, 2007 (1:03 pm)
i noticed that the wire going to a sensor in the top of the rear punkin on my neighbors ''''96 dodge ram 1500 4x4 with a 5.9[ guzzler] was broke and hanging down by the left rear shock. he said his trans had started to act funny on shifting 2nd to 3rd shift. does this sensor have any thing to do with the trans shifting. i called a dodge dealer and the parts guy told me it was an abs sensor.thanks