Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Asheville/Fairview, NC
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Hey ya'll got a question.
Earlier this summer i put new balljoints on the truck. They're the Raybestos joints.
During the install process, due to some miscomunication with the buddy who was helping me, the upper balljoints got torqued too much. The uppers got torqued to 150 ft/lbs (which is what the bottom is suppose to be torqued too) as well as the bottom to 150.
Anyhow, i didn't realize any of this till it was all back together, and realized i had memory steer.
Well, due to me being so busy with work, i haven't had the time to tare it all apart and retorque them to what they're suppose to be so i can get rid of the memory steer.
They have approx. 2500 miles on them now. Well i finally have the chance to tare it all back apart now while im doing front brakes.
Are the ball joints still ok? can i just remove the knuckle , and then reinstall the knuckle and torque the ball joint nuts to the RIGHT torque specs?
Or have the balljoints been ruined by having 2500 miles on them torqued to the wrong amount?
Ready to get rid of this memory steer, just hoping i haven't ruined the joints.
Thanks in advance!!
Jonathon or John Although technically i have a list of nicknames the length of I-95, so call me what ya like
Current Truck--1999.5 F350 ext cab short bed SRW Lariat 4x4 ZF-6. 4" lift, 35's, exhaust, intake, chip, and more.