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'80-'84 Lower Ball Joints

photo procedure; replacing lower ball joints 80-84 Vanagon
From: Paul Guzyk
Year(s):  80-84
Model/Type:  Vanagon
Symptom(s):  loose sloppy steering

We all know upper ball joints are easy to change, but the lower ones
on my project van were shot also. I decided to see if I could do it
without the help of a machine shop or fabricating any tools.

I was able to accomplish the task with two expensive yet "free"
loaner tools from Canadian Tire. I'm pretty sure these loaner tools
are also available from Autozone in the US.

I don't know if this procedure (and tools) will work on 85 up
Vanagons (or Syncros) but I'd imagine they will. Perhaps another 2.1
person can report their findings?

1980-84 Vanagon Lower Ball Joint replacement photo procedure:

FYI: Free Loaner tools (deposit required) available at many Canadian
Tire, Autozone etc. stores

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