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Trying to remove a lower ball joint on a 2000 ford expedition four wheel drive. how do you get the lower ball joint out of a frame?

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You can rent a ball joint press at autozone and you will need this for sure.ask them about instructions they will give them to you.

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Hi Tflateau,

My name is Mike. Conventional tools aren't very effective, are they? There is a tool made specifically for ball joint removal called a Ball Joint Removal Fork. It works so well you won't be able to resist rating this solution a FixYa.

It can be found at any auto parts store for under $15.00. You will also need a hand held sledge hammer.

It looks like a tuning fork, two tine and much more robust. From the side, it's wedge shaped to separate the ball joint as you hammer it on.

Ball joint attachments are slightly cone shaped to fit snugly into their counter parts. Sometimes, too snugly.

Make sure you wear proper eye protection and don't whack your own hand when doing this. Be careful.

After removing the cotter pin and nut, insert the fork between the ball joint and the connecting rod. Lightly at first, start whacking it with the sledge. Build up power as you get a feel for it.

Sometimes it will come loose with one shot.
Sometimes, it will take quite a few hits.
It will come loose though. Be patient.

When putting the new one in, you only need to tighten the nut (no hammering). Don't forget the lubrication zerk and cotter pin on the nut.

Hope this helps you out.
Mike


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If not bolts holding then they usually need to be pressed out & In.

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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The lower control arm is a two-piece welded unit with a riveted ball joint. A conventional rubber bushing is used for the rear lower control arm pivot. The front lower control arm bushing is mounted vertically.


REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

Some special tools are required to perform this operation including, a front hub spindle removal tool and a suitable ball joint separator tool.

WARNING Do not hammer or pry ball joint from knuckle. Failure to use recommended tools may cause damage to the ball joint and seal.
See Figure 1


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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the control arm-to-frame mounting

  1. Raise the vehicle and suitably support by the frame allowing the control arms to hang free.
  2. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  3. Remove the steering gear outer tie rod from the steering knuckle.
  4. Remove the stabilizer shaft link from the control arm.
  5. Remove the front drive axle shaft nut and washer.
  6. Use a suitable front hub spindle removal tool to Push the axle splines back out of the front wheel drive shaft bearing.
  7. Remove the drive axle from the transaxle.

Drive axle joint seal protectors should be used anytime service is performed on or near the drive axles. Failure to observe this could result in joint or seal failure.
  1. Place a modified inner drive joint seal protector on the drive axle joints.
  2. If equipped, remove the ABS wheel speed sensor jumper harness.
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Hello, Sir is your 1997 Ford Expedition a 4X4? It sounds like the drag line and it's ball joints.
There is a bent heavy steel arm at the end of steering box. On the end of this pitman arm is the drag link and the drag link is hook to each front hub with a ball joint on each end and the pitman arm. This way when the steering wheel is turning both wheels in the front will follow each other.
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  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  3. Remove the nut and bolt securing the ball joint to the steering knuckle.
  4. Remove the nut and bolt securing the control arm to the vehicle sub frame. To install:
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  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
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