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    Lower ball joint replacement

    Thanks for your help, this whole operation has saved me approximately $800 in parts and labor. The truck went 136,000 so I doubt I'll be doing it again I doubt it will make another 130,000. It was driven to Michigan from Tn numerous times until I bought it and there is no undercoating . I...
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    Lower ball joint replacement

    I was afraid I break the steering knuckle if i hit to hard. I have a pickle fork but is not wide enough. It is a tie rod end remover I bought about 40 years ago when I built a buick powered ford. but thats another story an a lot water under the bridge since then. I look aorund for wider one...
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    Lower ball joint replacement

    It is the bottom ball joint . I took the castled nut but can't separate the lower control arm from the spindle assembly. I'm probably using the wrong terminology. If I don't separate these two i can't press out the ball joint
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    Lower ball joint replacement

    Ball Joints The left side went ok but I think I was lucky I used moog on the upper control arm and lower ball joint. Everything came apart with a little effort. The right upper control arm is in but I can't pop the ball shaft shaft out of the spindle assembly (?? part title) . My puller...
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    Lower ball joint replacement

    Ball Joints Thanks My Pos Mounty . I'll let you know how it goes.
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    Lower ball joint replacement

    Hi I"m confused on the replacement of the ball joints of my 2000 Ranger xlt 2 wd with coil springs. The vehicle has 136,000 miles the upper is real sloppy on the left side. The Haynes book says both upper and lower control arms have to be replaced . Ford Dealer says the upper control arm and...
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