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    98 Ranger L upper control arm ball joint stud not going into spindle

    Well, thought I would close this thread with a good ending... The owner got the correct parts, and they fit like a charm, however I did have trouble replacing the lower ball joints, they were rusted bad in the bores, because the truck lived up North. I tried on of those Harbor Freight ball...
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    98 Ranger L upper control arm ball joint stud not going into spindle

    thought I would ask..." Got that new smart phone yet" Lol how's things going with ya?
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    vibration on braking

    maybe this link will help? I use this site a lot.This site has a wealth of information to look at http://www.aa1car.com/library.htm scroll down to Steering, Suspension & Tire Articles, maybe some info in that section about what you got gong on
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    Looking to buy a 2006 Limited, but have questions after test drive.

    Good for you. I feel like your getting one heck of a Explorer. I hope it serves you well...
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    98 Ranger L upper control arm ball joint stud not going into spindle

    Well, I will say this...I love my smart phone. I take pics of every mechanical repair side job as I tear it down, and build it back. I have a large screen, and can draw on pictures,web pages ect for reference, save them and send them to someone that may be able to help out with a problem i...
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    98 Ranger L upper control arm ball joint stud not going into spindle

    thanks! I will take a pic of the part number, I guess these Chinese smart phones do come in handy:)
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    98 Ranger L upper control arm ball joint stud not going into spindle

    thank you! i will be finishing his truck tomorrow, then he has to take it to alignment:)
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    98 Ranger L upper control arm ball joint stud not going into spindle

    yes on the splash guards, just have to get new Christmas trees :) not completely finished, have to put rear shocks, and t-stat in for him, then i am done. I also pulled my donor boat engine today:) ...HUMID OUT TODAY! total work done Upper control arms R & L Lower ball joints R...
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    98 Ranger L upper control arm ball joint stud not going into spindle

    I thought I would update this thread, and bring it to a close When you get the correct parts to do the job, it sames time, money, effort thanks for all the help cheers!
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    98 Ranger L upper control arm ball joint stud not going into spindle

    I agree BTDT got a tee shirt for it many times... thanks I will update this thread asap when I figure out what is going on...
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    98 Ranger L upper control arm ball joint stud not going into spindle

    thanks for clarifying that! I appreciate it. I thought something was up. I am working on this truck for a close friend, and he purchased the parts, only after they were confirmed to be " Exact Fit" for 2wd ...don't know what happened from the time parts were ordered, and when we received them
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    98 Ranger L upper control arm ball joint stud not going into spindle

    always do my research, that is why I can do what I do as a Certified Shad Tree mechanic lol...no pun intended, but it's true for me lol I have used Rockauto in the past for some parts, and Summit Racing for my engine building, they have good deals also thanks again, and I will update this...
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    98 Ranger L upper control arm ball joint stud not going into spindle

    Thanks for the link, looks like these parts i have are for the torsion bar suspension, and not the coil spring suspension Wonder what month did Ford switch the 98 Ranger from coil soring suspension to torsion bar suspension Every time parts were ordered, they alwasy insisted on torsion...
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    98 Ranger L upper control arm ball joint stud not going into spindle

    I used a thick wedge chisel and opened up the splice as much as I can without breaking it. I still can't get the ball joint shaft to go into the spindle. I am thinking that maybe this upper control arm is for the torsion bar system, or 4wd, because the old upper control arm just slid right back...
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    98 Ranger L upper control arm ball joint stud not going into spindle

    thanks! I was going to do something like that, however it looked like to me the slot already had a good bit of space. I am going back out again today to fool around with my boat engine, and work on this issue. I will update
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    98 Ranger L upper control arm ball joint stud not going into spindle

    thanks for the reply...I will try the chisel to open it up some, it has been a while since I have worked on a ranger. I am doing this for a friend, and he bought the parts...not Moog...but I think this side will be the worse since it was rusted really bad, fought me all day..
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    98 Ranger L upper control arm ball joint stud not going into spindle

    HI I was replacing the L side lower ball joint, upper control arm with ball joint, and sway bar link The lower ball joint was fairly easy to remove, but getting the new ball joint joint in , was a PITA..the press I got didn't do the job, felt like I was going to break the screw, at any moment...
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    2007 Mountaineer possible transmission problems

    thank you! I'll search in that section
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    2007 Mountaineer possible transmission problems

    2007 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0 with automatic transmission 2 wd 85,000 on the clock thanks in advance for any information that someone can provide for my transmission issues Well, I'm posting this after much searching and subscribing to threads that I consider useful in my quest to same...
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