My alignment is way off and I just took it in to Big O to get it done, I also told them that the ball joints were going bad and not sure if they needed replaced yet or not. We can help you fix them! Figure out how to fix them here! I have all new parts to do everything else now, and I haven't looked hard at my 76k uppers yet. The other tubing will be either vacuum lines or brake fluid hoses. I have a broken boot on my 99's lower ball joint, so I'll do both of those soon also. Its just the opposite of the removal procedure, I put the camber adjusters in the same spots as they were. It should look like this: Remove the rubber flap held to the fender liner by push retainers.
Not sure what your going rate for labor is in your area. It must include alignment after the repairs, correct? With that, the knuckle should come free, if not a few blows with a hammer should free it. But thanks this helped a lot and I be able to change them without worrying about the uppers to. Was this post helpful to you? If you experienced a front-end accident and are hearing a rattle noise from your F-150, or, if the car is old and has steering issues creating a thumping sound, you likely have bad ball joint is damaged and this part needs to be replaced right away. The reason I used the jack is the press doesn't have enough jaw capacity to press the joint back in because of the way it has to be setup. Bad ball joints connect your wheels to the suspension. Was this post helpful to you? This article applies to the Ford F-150 2004-2014 All F-150s come with a raked stance.
Remove lower ball joint nut and free spindle. Black , street stock, 1995 Ford Explorer Limited, 4. Thanks again for the help. The new one and the old one: The empty spot: The new one replaced. They replaced right lower ball joint part 116. The old ball joint is out. None of this would be possible without Rick's time, efforts and money.
Remove the cotter pin from the lower ball joint and remove the castle nut. Lower Ball Joints replacing on car? Replaced two on each side of the front end. You can see in this picture the joint is moved down slightly. Remove the four nuts that hold the wheel bearing and hub assembly to the knuckle and remove the assembly. Make sure to grease new ball joints.
When the time comes, I have a Moog on the shelf in the shop, its used, but for a short while. Step 3 - Remove caliper and rotor and set aside Unbolt caliper and set aside. More if your truck is rusty. Reinstall the wheels and check the oil level in the front axle. Bad part about not living by my parents anymore.
Keep it running strong with a new Ford F150 ball joint. Make sure the u-joint moves freely but isn't loose. You want to level out your F-150. Although it is less costly to replace an upper control arm on your own, this job requires attention to detail and the use of multiple tools. I am going to do them myself and was wondering if I should do the upper at the same time? Quick Turnaround and Fair Price.
Was this post helpful to you? Remove the brake caliper, it is held on by 2 15mm bolts, they should be very tight. Honestly, look to have trouble removing the upper ball joint if it hasn't ever been apart. Install the assembly onto the knuckle and torque the four bolts to manufacturer's specs. Step 6 - Separate ball joint from wheel spindle Remove upper ball joint nut and use hammer on the stem end or spindle arm until the ball joint pops out. Step 2 - Remove the wheel bearing and hub assembly Remove the cotter pin and nut that attach the tie rod end to the knuckle.
Step 4 - Remove and replace control arm Remove the two nuts that hold the control arm bolts to the frame. Reattach the tie rod end and torque to 55-75 ft-lbs. I don't plan to replace it until I have to. This article applies to the Ford F-150. The guy said that they couldn't do the alignment because the lowers were so bad. Place jackstand under the frame when the truck is high enough for the wheel to be removed. They were less than a year old and are down to the belts almost on one side.
Since I was doing a front end rehab, had the time and a digital camera, I thought I'd cover the how to's while I was it. You want to level out your F-150. The lower collar should go around the outside of the ball joint, the end or tip of the ball joint should go through the hole in the bottom plate. Even if I were able to expand it more, I'm afraid it will cause the bolt holes to be misaligned. I highly recommend Moog suspension parts, they appear to be far superior to others. Was this post helpful to you? Hang the caliper from a piece of wire or zip tie, never let it hang from the brake hose.