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HOW TO REMOVE AND REPLACE MOUNTAINEER UPPER BALL JOINTS?

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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.
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Upper Control Arm Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Wheel and tire assembly
    • Brake disc shield
  3. Use a jack to support the front suspension lower arm.
  4. Mark the position of the front suspension upper arm adjustment cams.
  5. Remove the upper ball joint retaining nut and pinch bolt.
  6. Separate the ball joint from the front wheel spindle
  7. Remove the front suspension upper control arm.
To Install:
  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Align the marks made during removal on the front suspension upper arm adjustment cam. The forward front suspension upper arm nut must be tightened first while the arm is held at the curb position ride height.
  2. Observe the following torques:
    1. Control arm attaching nuts: 98 ft. lbs. (133Nm)
    2. Pinch bolt: 46 ft. lbs. (63Nm)
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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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SOURCE: 2000 mountaineer i know the upper and lower ball

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

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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....
Doc

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

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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.

Kind Regards

Posted on Oct 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Replace upper and lower ball joints on a 03 f350

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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