Question about Ford Explorer
Ball joints are pressed in, so you have to use a press of some sort to get them out. If you don't have that, you can use a dremmel to cut the old one out, but be EXTREMELY careful, if you do this wrong, there won't be enough pressure for the new universal joint to sit in there properly. Getting to it is fairly simple, Pull off tire and remove the brake components off of the wheel, pull the bolt out of the lower/upper ball joint, and once the steering knuckle is free of the ball joint, have at it using whichever means you choose to get the old one out.
Posted on Aug 05, 2008
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You will need certain tools to remove the ball joint. You will need a ball joint removal and installation kit you can find at a local automotive store.Remove brakes and control arms to easily get to ball joint and start the removal. The ball joint kit has instructions on how to remove and install your new ball joint.
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
The dealer's answer (if you are interested).......
The ball joint is pressed into the upper control arm and has a tapered stud for attachment to the steering knuckle. The ball joint stud is attached and locked into the steering knuckle using a special nut. The ball joint is a sealed-for-life type and requires no maintenance. If the ball joint is defective it will require replacement of the entire upper control arm.
Posted on Jun 20, 2008
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Posted on Sep 12, 2008
If your replacing ball joint anyway try this -
loosen nut the the point where it is just past the end of the bolt, then hit the nut to make everything come apart. The ball joint will be damaged, but if your replacing it anyway.....
Posted on Jan 13, 2010
Disconnect the caliper and mount, and hang it aside. Unbolt the 5 or 6, 6mm allen head bolts from the hub. Pull the hub out and remove the snap ring and washers behind it. Loosen the upper ball joint nut a little and break the joint free. Support the lower control arm with a jack and loosen the lower ball joint nut and break it loose also. With the lower control arm supported, remove the upper ball joint nut and slowly remove the lower control arm support (jack). The shock will retain the torsion bar and you can now remove the lower ball joint nut and slide the knuckle off the ball joint. You will be able to move the knuckle and axle around enough to give you access to the four bolts securing the ball joint
Posted on Jun 13, 2010
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