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Upper ball joint boot replacement on a 96 taco

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by austinramsay, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. austinramsay

    austinramsay [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Need to replace my upper ball joint boots, but im wondering if this will work for a 96 taco. Part # 43324-39015. Thanks! :thumbsup:
     
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    Bruno Well-Known Member

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    Gonna replace my upper And lower ball joints today....any tips? How did yours go?
     
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    austinramsay [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I bought new ones but didnt replace them. I ended up taking them back because the actual ball joint wasnt bad and didnt have any play. If you get new ones, get moog ball joints, theyre really beefy. Also your gonna have to take the whole spindle off and everything to take it to a machine shop to have them pressed out and pressed in. Good luck!
     
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    Bruno Well-Known Member

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    I have all four ball joints, all moog. Started with the rt upper BJ. I'm having trouble getting the BJ out of the UCA. Couldn't find a writeup on gettin the actual thing apart. Need help :)
     
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    austinramsay [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yeah your gonna have to take the whole assembly out and take it somewhere like napa to have them use a hydraulic press to pop them out. kinda sucks but give em a call and ask how much it will be
     
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