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Unread 01-21-2010, 12:54 PM   #1
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how far do new ball joints go in? dana 44

I just put new ball joints: Napa Chassis Parts 260-1342 and 260-1343 into my dana 30 knuckles that are going on my dana 44. The new lower joints came with a snap ring. the old ones did not have one. I can't for the life of me press that new ball joint far enough to get the snap ring on. do i have to have it? The knuckles were bead blasted and cleaned and painted. The ball joint seat were cleaned flat and i did use grease on assembly.

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Unread 01-21-2010, 01:02 PM   #2
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They only go as far as having the shoulder seated on the knuckle.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 01:09 PM   #3
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I believe they are seated, they have to be. question is, do i have to have that snap ring?
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Unread 01-21-2010, 01:48 PM   #4
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No you don't need them, just like with the old ones that didn't have the snap ring.
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