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Old August 30th, 2005, 12:56 PM
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Swivel Ball Question

Guys,

A trivial question, but a question indeed: I trashed my axel and CV at Tellico two weeks ago. While repairing the damage, I noticed that there is also damage to my swivel ball. My truck is '97, so my swivel ball is black.

The used parts place has the replacement parts, but the swivel ball is chrome, not black. I have been told there is a difference.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old August 30th, 2005, 01:31 PM
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I think from what I just read on the DWEB that the black swivil ball was an "upgrade" that wasnt as prone to pitting. FWIW
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Old August 30th, 2005, 02:08 PM
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Scott,
I bought a t-box core the other day and it came with half a trailer load of other misc. parts. I think I have a black ball if you need it. PM me if you want me to look for it.
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Old August 30th, 2005, 04:32 PM
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from what I recall my swivel balls on my 97 are not black
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97's had both types, as it was the transition year from gear oil to CV grease.

My 97 has the chrome swivel balls with drain and level plugs for gear oil. I've seen other 97's with the black swivel balls and just the fill plugs (no level or drain plugs).
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Scott, the newer ones are black and are coated with some type of teflon to help prevent corrosion. Other then that, they are the same. I would get a new black one
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I appreciate everyone assistence...

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