That claim is simply not true. Use the torque value in the instructions that came with your ball joints. A pitman arm puller can also be used and some have success just tapping it with a hammer. If you do it yourself, I would plan on 8 hours for the first side and 4-8 hours for the second. Thank you for use fixya. Phew like I said I love ball joints.
This can typically be done easily with a pry bar. If he is charged for the filter, the manufacturer will be violating the Magnuson - Moss Warranty Act and other applicable law. Some just use a big hammer and impact sockets, one smaller then the diameter of the cap to drive and one bigger then the cap on the other end to receive the opposite cap. What does it cost to have the ball joints replaced? I decided to synthesize what had gleaned from the manuals, and from the practical experience of doing the job into these instructions, which show how to do the job in 47 concise steps. Pump the brakes a few times, then test drive slowly to ensure proper installation. There are four grooves on the washer and they go toward the axle. With the large number of do-it-yourselfers who prefer to install their own filters, this misleading claim should be corrected.
By - October 30, 2014 This article applies to the Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 2005-2014. When removing old upper ball joint, I noticed there was no snap ring. While they are moving the wheel check the ball joint for play, if it is moving you probably need to replace it. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Damage to the front wheel driveshaft joint may result. Control arms allow wheels to move up and down while preventing forward and rearward movement. The other tubing will be either vacuum lines or brake fluid hoses.
Any info or thoughts would be greatly appreciated! Since you have to use the hole for the bottom ball joint to fit the press on the knuckle. I was uncomfortable doing the top one with a pickle fork because of the camber-adjusting sleeve, so I just beat on the lower one and they both broke free. Oct 30, 2010 I cannot see it, but I am guessing that you need to replace your axle seal. Lube the outside of the knuckle seal with a good quality grease and reinstall the axle. A properly greased and installed knuckle seal. A dremel works great for this, the zerk need not even be removed. I believe they can be purchaced with zerc fittings but is there anything stronger or better out there.
Some people burn the center out of them and press the caps out, don't use heat on the shafts yoke. There's a guy here in town that has a custom made U-joint press just for this application so he doesn't have to take the diff out. This box will disappear once registered! Install the assembly onto the knuckle and torque the four bolts to manufacturer's specs. Pull the front hub outward and toward the rear. Cover the opening in the differential case with a clean rag. Spin the tires with the hubs locked too. Thanks again for all of your advise.
I believe the procedure is the same for model years 1999-2004. This does not, there is nothing on the outside of the housing. Then, pull the driveshaft straight out of the transaxle, supporting the joint on the transaxle side to prevent damage to the seal. You then just pull the assembly out. There is a gasket available for the axle to diff seal.
Remove castle nut Front Tie rod end, Remove mounting bolts from brake calipper, Remove Calipper from steering knuckle and wire a side. If they are not aligned, turn them with your finger, as necessary. Feb 06, 2011 raise you vehicle on jackstands. Do not allow the front wheel driveshaft and joint to hang unsupported. We also cover the Ford Ranger, Explorer Sport Trac, Mercury Mountaineer, Lincoln Aviator, Mazda Navajo, Mazda Pickups, and the Aerostar. Put the outer hub back in place and put the retaining ring back on. Put one lug nut on to hold it in place.
Spin the tire to make sure everything spins okay. Tighten each to manufacturer specs. It just slips on with no special tools required. Use this information at your own risk. I found it easier to remove the lower ball joint first.