Question about 2002 Mercury Mountaineer
Upper Ball Joint
Removal & Installation
Ball joints on this vehicle are an integral part of the control arm. If the ball joint is defective, the entire control arm must be replaced.
Upper Control Arm Removal & Installation
Posted on Oct 15, 2010
I'm a decent grunt mechanic, I can do this I just don't see anything one how to make sure it's in right for alignment? Any hepful answers please and thank you!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Try Autozone or Oreillys for the parts. If they list them you can do just the ball joints. I had the same story with my 2002 Mercury. The dealer parts guys told me the "A" arms were 1 piece with the joint; yet the shop manager in the same dealership told me the balljoints are separate.
I had no problem in getting just the joints nor did the alignment shop I ended up with.
They swaybar links are aftermarket too.
Posted on Jan 13, 2010
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....
Posted on Sep 18, 2009
SOURCE: how to replace upper ball joints
I suggest you take this to an auto mechanic for your brand of car. Don't attempt to do it yourself. If your car is rare, they will have to get a best fit for it.
Posted on Oct 19, 2009
You can rent the tool that pressess the ball joints out at the auto parts store. Looking at the new ones, Remove the lock rings from the old ones remove the cotterpins and then the nuts. The wheel and break have to be removed and out of the way then install the tool and press out the joints. This is a heavy job that takes musel and heavy tools and the parts are heavy. This job is almost always done by a pro. and his helper
Posted on Nov 02, 2009
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