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ball joints and how to find oult what size axel i have

92greenexplorer

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on one sid of my truck i have a ball joint stud that uses a pinch bolt and the other side is a threaded they are the upers and the same with the lowes does it mater and how do i fid out what axel i have they Dana\Spicer 35 axle or a Dana/Spicer 28 axle or does that not mater
 



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Gadget X

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If your ex is 4WD, then you have the D35 axle. You should just be able to buy new ball joints at any auto parts store for (I think) about $45 or so. They are fairly easy to change, and I think that there is a write-up on here somewhere for it.
 






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ive sold ball joints for a 4wd explorer that had the smaller front end. theres a code on your sticker on your drivers door that tells you what axle you have but i forget how to read it.
 






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Most Explorers (99%) use a Dana35 axle..

Dana28 axles have Threaded Upper & Lower ball Joints.
Dana35 axles have Smooth Upper (pinch bolt) and Threaded lower.
 






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Then, there is that goofy hybrid 18/35 setup -- 35 housing with 28 innards... Never saw one of those on an Explorer though -- mainly BIIs.
 






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Then, there is that goofy hybrid 18/35 setup -- 35 housing with 28 innards... Never saw one of those on an Explorer though -- mainly BIIs.

All explorers are D35. D28 production ended in 89. D35/28 Hybrids were a ranger thing.
 






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