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Must the torsion bar be removed on my 1995 Ford explorer 4whdr.6cyl when changing out the lower ball joints? And what kind of puller would be needed to remove the spindle/rotors?

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You do not need to remove the torsion bar. just jack up the vehicle under the lower control arm. The shock will also keep the lower control arm from traveling to far.

If it has a torsion bar running through the lower control arm than it must have independent front suspension. Remove the caliper and bracket. The rotor should knock off but it can be left on. remove the axle nut. The drive axle should push through the hub. Some tapping with a hammer may be needed. Separate the upper and lower ball joints from the knuckle and remove the knuckle (you will be able to push the drive axle all the way through once the knuckle is free of the ball joints).

remove the snap ring from the lower ball joint and hit it out with a hammer. You will need a ball joint press to install the new ball joint.

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SOURCE: LBJ replacement and removal

it's best to remove the tornsion bar from the assembly as to relieve the tension caused by the the spring/strut assembly. you can leqave the cv float in the hub assembly though.

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SOURCE: How do I fix the rear the ball joint on a 2004

yes you can fix it and it is easy. i just finished doing the job and it took me under 3 hours. rent the tool from (ball joint presser) from a local auto parts place. make sure you get the kit with a lot of accessories. you dont have to take off the control arm. once you initially unseat it it moves out easily. you might have to readjust the tool if it bottoms out.

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SOURCE: need to replace upper and lower ball joints on a 1999 Ford Exploe

This job is essentially man against beast with hammer style of job. You will need an alignment after you are finished, seriously easier and safer to let a shop do this.

If you do it yourself be advised of the HUGE potential energy stored in the spring, and do not allow it to release....
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SOURCE: 2000 Ford Focus LX steering knuckle/ball joint

theres 2 ways too fix that!! one is get some brass shiw stock it comes in a roll get about .005 thick! wrap several layers around the knuckle pin where is goes into the socket and then tigthen it up that will remove the play also you can heat the socket with a torch and then take a hammer and shrink the hole opening but if you call beards salvage in tulsa okla they can and will sell/ship you one

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