Well the easiest way is to shear off the rivots with an air chisel. IF one is not available you can painstakingly drill them out. If they have been replaced before then you will just need to un bolt the old ones. Be careful when un-doing the stud nut on the upper, as the front suspension is loaded with a torsion bar, if it is 4 wheel drive.
How do you change the lower ball joints on an 2004 envoy
To replace lower front ball joints in a 1996 Jimmy, raise the front of the car. Grease both ball joints and install the spindle. Next, place the spindle over the ball joints.
You change the control arms, upper and lower. The ball joints are manufactured into the control arms.
How to change upper and lower ball joints on a 1997 ford explorer all wheel drive?
lmc truck (www.lmctruck.com). there is a diagram for upper and lower ball joints for the front end.
You have to change the whole lower control arm.
Change lower ball joints on a 96 gmC 4 by 4
You can not just change the ball joint , you have to replace the whole lower control arm with ball joint.
The lower ball joints have to be pressed out. The upper ball joints are part of the control arm, so the complete upper assembly has to be replaced.
how do i change a lower ball joint on a 1992 ranger 2wd
drive it to pep boys
Drive it to the local garage and pay to have it done.
What year, if it has upper it has to be pre 1989
"0" play in lower ball joints
No you do not need a press. I recently did upper and lower ball joints on my 95 T Bird and it is all bolt on parts. you cant buy just the ball joint, you have to get the whole control arm with the sealed ball joints already in it.
On you tube.( Eric the car guy )show how to do this.
The ball joints are riveted or pressed into the upper and lower control arms, then the spindle is bolted to the ball joints.
Change upper and lower ball joints the factory ball joints have no fitting for lube. The aftermarket one do
Depends on whether you have coil springs or torsion bars.
take old ones out... put new ones in
To replace ball joints on a 2004 2WD Ranger, lift the upper control arm of the spindle assembly and remove the nut holding the lower ball joint in place. Then lower the lower control arm to relieve the ball joints. Replace with new.Ê
You can replace just the ball joints on the lower control arms , but the upper ball joints come with a new control arm
It depends on the year, and whether it's 2WD or 4WD. I suggest entering your question again with the year. People have posted answers for specific year models. All Ford Rangers from 1993 to 1997 have "I-beam" front suspensions as opposed to the upper and lower control arms that most vehicles have. There is a detailed answer for replacing the upper and lower ball joints for '93 through '97 Ford Ranger ball joints at the question: "How do you change ball joints on 199X Ford Rangers?"
You can't service the lower ball joints by themselves. You must replace the entire lower control arm.