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Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by 9COOP5, February 14, 2020 at 11:49 AM.

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  1. 9COOP5

    9COOP5 Active Member

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    Just had the ‘03 Ford Explorer oil change and tire rotation completed. Was told need to have the lower control arm and ball joint installed.

    Does this look like immediate attention needed?

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  3. Trollslayer

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    The parts are easy to get and not terribly expensive (I used MOOG) and one the few thing you can do in your driveway.

    I would not wait any longer than I had to.

    Once you change it out make sure to get the alignment set.
     
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    Isn't there suppose to be a rubber boot over that. With no boot and the amount of rust I would think that the ball joint is beyond toast. Have you ever seen a car lose a ball joint on the road...

    I would replace the entire control arm with a new ball joint and bushings.
     

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