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2002 Mercury Mountaineer Ball Joints

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by phuture2, July 16, 2011.

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  1. phuture2

    phuture2 New Member

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    I Have purchased new upper control arms for my 2002 Mountaineer. Is there anything special or does anybody have the procedure to replace the control arms on this model Mercury? I am also doing the lower Ball boints as well. I have the press to install and remove the lowers.
     
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    Uppers are bolted in, lowers must be pressed in and out.
     
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    RR is very straightforward and easy for the control arms, just loosen the bushings so that you could move them freely when loosening and installing. Tighten once the bolts are torqued in. Also note that it uses shims to secure in place. Also put in red loctite to the bolts.

    Alignment is necessary otherwise you're going to end up with new tires soon.

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