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Upper Ball Joint Replacement (Recall)


MGoBlue102
04-06-2004, 10:19 AM
First, I just want to make sure everyone knows that GM did recall a lot of blazers for the ball joint separation. They will replace them if you havent already done so or they will reimburse you if you have already had them done. They wrote me a check for part of the cost since I have already done them. Anyhow, my question is this. Directed to anyone who has replaced the ball joints themselves. This last time I replaced them, I noticed after completion of the job that I mounted the collar of the upper balljoint to the bottom side of the knuckle instead of the top side of the knuckle on the driver side. I dont want to take it back apart and re do it again, does anyone know if this will cause any problems?

pondod
04-06-2004, 01:17 PM
Regarding the recall. What years of blazers does it affect?

MGoBlue102
04-06-2004, 07:38 PM
1996-1997 was recalled that I know of. Others may have but I didnt do much looking into that.

quaddriver
04-06-2004, 07:38 PM
If I understand what you are saying, you will upset at least the camber setting for that side..

MGoBlue102
04-06-2004, 07:41 PM
thats what i wasnt sure of. I guess its less than 1/16th of an inch off so I just dont know if it will affect much. I was more concerned that it may break free since the pulling force comes from underneath.

Invictus
04-08-2004, 05:28 PM
my upper ball joint just snapped while i was driving down the road....i called my local chevy dealer and they said there was no such recall on the 97.....are they full of it???............just called gm and they said there was no recall for any ball joint on the 97 blazer.

drewgibs
04-09-2004, 08:16 AM
http://www.alldata.com/TSB/11/9611AFGO.html

01048A OCT 01 Recall - Upper Ball Joint Separation

tom3
04-12-2004, 04:28 PM
Make: CHEVROLET
Model: BLAZER
Year: 1997
Recall Number: 01V200000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, AND WISCONSIN, AND IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. FAILURE OF AN UPPER CONTROL ARM BALL JOINT ASSEMBLY COULD OCCUR DUE TO CORROSION.
Consequence:
THIS CAN RESULT IN IMPAIRED STEERING OR STEERING LOSS, OR A PARTIAL OR COMPLETE COLLAPSE OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE BOTH UPPER BALL JOINTS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 4, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020, GMC AT 1-800-462-8782, OR OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-442-6537.

Invictus
04-13-2004, 01:21 PM
well then the bastards are lying to me.

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