Please mark Service Bulletin
CATEGORY:   SAFETY CAMPAIGN              SC-04-11/81 dated 11/25/81 as
                                         superseded.
ATTENTION:  ALL DMC DEALERS/SERVICE MANAGERS

SUBJECT:    RECALL ACTION RA-0001
            NUTS FOR BALL JOINTS/BALL JOINTS
            ALTERNATE REPAIR PROCEDURES


Please observe the following when performing the repairs:

Ball Joint Nuts Part No. SP 10179

The repair kit contains 4 ball joint nuts.  However, due to supply
problems, a small number of kits may contain nuts that are slightly
higher (11mm instead of 9mm).  The higher nut (11mm) is usable,
however, difficulties may be encountered when drilling the hole for
the cotter pin after installing the nut on the upper ball joints.
Due to the height of the nut, the drilled hole may be too close to
the end of the ball joint stud which is case hardened and has a
tapered hole.  This condition may hamper drilling or cause breakage
of the drill bit - cautious drilling may overcome this problem.

Please inspect the repair kits received for 11mm nuts and order an
equal quantity of 9mm replacement nuts using Part No. SP 10179.

Lower Ball Joint Threads/Nuts - V.I.N. 1794-3300

On these vehicles lower ball joints with a larger diameter thread
may be encountered, and the nuts supplied with the kit will not
fit.  Therefore, the following nuts must be used:


                    Nut:  Part No. SP 10861


Ball Joints From Spare Parts Stock

When installing any ball joints from parts stock, care should be taken
to secure such ball joints as outlined in the campaign procedures.

Information regarding disposition of ball joints in spare parts stock
will follow in the near future.

Please inform all personnel concerned accordingly.



Lutz Feuerabendt
Warranty Manager

Enclosures: Initial Supply of 2 SP 10861                   Issued 12/1/81