Replacing a ball joint - Ford F150


Old 02-24-02, 08:23 PM
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Replacing a ball joint - Ford F150

I need to replace the right ball joint on my F-150 very soon. When I first bought the truck 35,000 miles ago, the left one needed replacing.

I lnow it's a major pain in the butt to do. Anybody have any suggestions to make this job a little easier?

I already have the part, and need to do this asap (the steering is getting pretty loose).
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Old 02-25-02, 03:47 AM
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See the link in my signature file for some service manual information that might help.

I know Autozone among others rents a ball joint press. If the Fords are like the GMs and are pressed in, this will make life easier.

You don't mention if it's upper or lower. On a GM, they are both a little bit of a PITA. Air tools make the upper a breeze. You just whiz off the rivets with the air cut off tool. The new one bolts in.

Bottoms press in on the GM's. I think Ford is similar.

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