2003 Ranger 2WD Ball Joint question (coil)
I have the new Moog ball joints and was going to rent the coil spring compressor and ball joint press from Autozone tomorrow. However I was looking at it and I don't see why I need the coil spring compressor. If I jack under the control arm, the spring remains compressed. Can't I just jack up under the control arm, remove wheel, use pickle fork or puller to get knuckle separated from ball joint spindle (and remove tie rod ends because they need replacing too) then press out the ball joint from the control arm? Am I missing something here? I know coil springs are very dangerous and I don't want to do something stupid. Thanks.