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Old 06-28-2010, 08:41 PM   #465
Big-E
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Originally Posted by bzbuzz View Post
yeh i just transfered that thanks! =)

one thing.. while i was putting wl ball joint back to control arm, the lower metal ring on ball joint felt off and the boot on the bottom's got slightly ripped.. is this ok?
In general, no. The rip will eventually allow grease to leak out and water and dirt to get in.

Unfortunately, that ring will come off when you pull the traverse-link upwards too fast to effectively seat the ball-joint so you can install the washer and castle-nut. The boot has to be pushed up the shaft of the ball-joing by hand and the traverse-link pulled up (pushed up) slowly all-the-while making sure you're looking at that ring.

Put it together and leave it for now. Contact your favorite WL vendor and see if he/she can get you another single ball-joint. It may take a while, but from what I understand it can be done.
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