How do you replace the lower ball joints on a 1998 Ford F150 4-wheel drive truck?
To get a really good, complete and picture-by-picture description of how to do this, buy a $20 Haynes repair book available at any auto store. This will tell how to do it, when you should do it, what tools you will need, what to replace along with it, etc. A VERY good investment!
Are the ball joints on the lower control arms on a 2000 ford explorer xls 4x2 replaceable or do you need to replace the whole lower control arm?
Should you replace the upper ball joints after replacing the lower ball joints on a 2005 Ford Taurus?
The 1998 Dodge Dakota has both upper and lower ball joints. OEM grade replacements are approximately 40-50$ per ball joint (as of August 2014). Labor to replace will depend on how many need replacement and time necessary. The changing of ball joints will require an alignment upon completion additionally. It is advisable to replace ball joints as pairs, when possible.
I believe on the 4 x 4 , with the torsion bar suspension , the upper ball joints are part of the control arm and the lower ball joints can be replaced separately or with a new control arm The 2 wheel drive , with the coil spring front suspension , the upper and lower ball joints can be replaced separately
The 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer has two different lower ball joints depending on whether it is a 2 or 4WD model. A low quality and budget lower ball joint can run around 5$ wholesale. A premium and preferable OE replacement lower ball joint is around 25$. The AC Delco Professional part# for a 2WD lower is 45D20226 and 45D2104. The labor to replace a single lower ball joint and realignment of the vehicle should cost no…
The upper ball joints must be replaced with the upper control arms but the lower ball joints can be replaced seperately. NOTE: THE BEST WAY TO GET THEM OUT IS TO KNOCK THEM OUT WITH A 3LB MINI SLEDGE HAMMER FROM AUTOZONE. According to my Haynes repair manual it states that 1995 and newer models upper and lower balljoints are not removable or serviceable. If a balljoint is damaged or worn, replace the control arm.
This depends on upper or lower ball joints. If you need to replace the upper ball joints, you must replace the upper control arm. For the lowers, you will need a ball joint press, and some snap ring pliers. Be careful with the spring when taking the spindle apart from the control arms. (spring type suspension) Have to unload the torsion bar (Torsion Bar suspension) You will need a special tool to do this