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How do i remove an upper ball joint from a 2004 ford explorer

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  • knesal Jul 20, 2009

    The above post is absolutely not true. I have just finished doing this job. Whats more, it was even easier than i thought. I rented the ball joint presser tool from advanced auto and was done in 3 hours. Once you initially unseat it and get it moving it comes out quite easily. Installing was even easier on one side i only had tap the ball joint in. I used moog parts. cost me $94.00 and the tool rental was free. An earlier estimate was $400.

  • knesal Jul 20, 2009

    you can replace this i know because i just did it. i rented a tool from advanced auto bought the moog parts and was finished in 3 hours. I had to readjust the tool after it bottomed out in the clamp but it was real easy. i dont know why this guy says its not replaceable. You can buy the whole setup for 365 bucks but that is crap. the moog ball joints were 43 bucks each


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The ball joint on your vehicle is not replacable by itself. The control arm which holds the ball joint must be replaced. The nuts holding the arms on will have a small metal tab. That tab holds the arm in allignment. Note the location of the tab before removing. These must go back in the same way they came out. Also check the new arms for correct sides. There will be a "R" and "L" on them. They can be confused and will fit. Good luck then get an alignment to check.

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SOURCE: how to replace lower and upper ball joints Ford

The upper ball joints are part of the upper control arms. The upper control arms have to be replaced.

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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.

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SOURCE: How do I replace the upper ball joints in my 2002 Ford Explorer

The ball joints are a part of the upper control arm. So you have to replace the upper control arms.

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