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Jack the car up using the frame so the wheel hangs. Grab the wheel at 12 and 6 o'clock and push/.pull. If a ball joint is bad the wheel will move. Any movement in the wheel means replacing the ball joint. While you have the car up, check the tie rod ends by doing the same thing at 3 and 9 o'clock. again, any movement means replacement.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First make an appointment for a front end alignment which will be required after replacing the ball joint. Securely support the vehicle under the lower control arm at the outer end, the end nearest the tire. The upper ball joint is attached to the upper control arm with 2 large nuts. Under the nuts are cams with hex heads for adjusting caster and camber. Mark the position of these cams in a way that will allow you to reinstall them somewhere near the same position. Next remove the outer end of the joint from the steering knuckle an then remove the 2 nuts and both cams from the control arm end. Reinstall and get that alignment asap !
Posted on Oct 05, 2009
SOURCE: ball joints
on fords they are usually rivited in if done by dealer. if it is after market its bolted. then you must use a ball joint press to press the old out and the new in.
Posted on Sep 25, 2008
This depends where you live ,but in most large meto areas you must pass the emissions test set by your state and they get this from the federal gov't.I you live hopefully some where that emissions testing are not required your vehicle should run just fine with out what your talking about,but please note that it is illeagle to take off any part of your factory emissions system.The fed's and the state are very strict on this the fine are huge ,much cheaper to fix what is broken if this is the case.The Crown Vic's mostly came with 5.0 -- 302 engines that just run forever 1 of ford's best motors they ever built.Good luck I hope this helps ya out .
Posted on Nov 14, 2009
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