we just did this at 132000 miles.they should be pressed out (and new ones back in) but found, after getting a quote to have the work done at a shop (nearly 900.00!)that we purchased the parts AND a press to do it ourselves still saving 450.00 after all was said & done! took my husband and son about three hours with the added bonus of having added a press to their tool collection! time is money, we are well aware as we are trades people, and this was a deal no matter how you slice it!
need video on how to put upper ball joints in a 97 merc mountinare
You can replace just the ball joints on the lower control arms , but the upper ball joints come with a new control arm
You change the control arms, upper and lower. The ball joints are manufactured into the control arms.
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.
yes i can
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
ball joints cannot be tightened. if they re worn and have play in them, they need to be replaced
Each tire has two ball joints. If they break you will lose control of the steering and crash.
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
worldsuspension.com sells new lower control arms w/ball joints for $67 for the pair!!!
The ball joints are riveted or pressed into the upper and lower control arms, then the spindle is bolted to the ball joints.
THE BALL JOINT IS PART OF THE LOWER CONTROL ARM
The ball joints connect the hub to the control arm. They are the load carrying part for the weight on the vehicle.
You have to replace the whole control arm on front upper ball joints in that particular vehicle.
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.
The ball joints are on the lower control arm. The ball joint supports the weight of the car. It is between the lower control arm and the hub of the front suspension. In relationship to the tire it is about even with rim of the wheel on the bottom.
You can purchase just the lower ball joints for around 100.00 on ebay. Several companies have just started making these. Due to the dealer charging 400.00 per control arm. Go to Ebay Motors and type in Lincoln LS lower ball joints, you will get a handful of sellers with the phone numbers. Good luck
The ball joints must be pressed out of the control arms using a ball joint press. This is most easily done with the control arms removed from the truck. If you do not have access to a ball joint press, it may be best to purchase new control arms with ball joints preinstalled. This will also give you new control arm bushings which is good for ride and handling. Aftermarket adjustable upper control arms are available allowing for correct wheel alignment which may not always be possible using OE style arms.
If its 2 wheel drive, you will need a press. Those ball joints are pressed into the upper and lower control arms. If it is 4 Wheel drive you need to remove the rivets with either an air chisel or to drill them out.
There aren't any.
I believe you can change just the ball joint on the lower control arms , the upper ball joints come with a new control arm
Most of these now require changing the entire arm when replacing the upper ball joints. Any national parts chain will carry them.
tie rods may be ball joints that is all
I think 2000-2002 are welded in.