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How does the rear spindle,attach to the lower ball joint on the lower control arm? by Lou and Blue
Started on: 05-16-2015 10:45 PM
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Bought a cradle and installed new ball joints on the lower control arms. Now I have to mount the spindles on the ball joint and I'm not sure how they attach. Pics would be very helpful.
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No pictures handy, but the spindle just slides down over the ball joint stud. If you look, there's a slight radial cutout on the one side of the stud; that has to line up with the hole in the spindle for the clamping bolt. When you push the bolt through it locks the stud in place. Put the nut on the bolt and tighten it down and everything is held together.
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Originally posted by Taijiguy:

No pictures handy, but the spindle just slides down over the ball joint stud. If you look, there's a slight radial cutout on the one side of the stud; that has to line up with the hole in the spindle for the clamping bolt. When you push the bolt through it locks the stud in place. Put the nut on the bolt and tighten it down and everything is held together.


Yup... that's how it works.

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Thank you !!!!!!

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Ok, so if the notch in the ball joint is not in the correct alignment I just grab it with pliers and twist it into place?

Just figured I'd ask before I break something, I'm known for that.

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Originally posted by Lou and Blue:

Ok, so if the notch in the ball joint is not in the correct alignment I just grab it with pliers and twist it into place?

Just figured I'd ask before I break something, I'm known for that.



Yup, that stud will rotate, so give it a twist.
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