Here's what I'm hearing.
Large Bump or small bump. No difference.
It is definitely coming from the front suspension somewhere, but I'm not sure where.
So give me the bad news. I'm guessing the lower and/or lower balljoints are about shot. The truck has 85k miles on it that have frequent trips through rough terrain. If so while I'm in there should I replace the tie rod ends, upper and lower ball joints? Or just the lowers?
If it is the ball joints, I know Moog has really good parts. It's a 2wd Edge, so can you point me in the right direction as far as a part number? I'll look around at Rock Auto and other places for the best price.
I'm relatively mechanically inclined. I've changed clutches, complete brake assemblies, axles (housing not shaft), leaf springs, etc...
I'm somewhat limited on tools. Would standard hand tools plus a few air tools do the job?
From my reading, I'll need to get an alignment, correct? Will I need one regardless of what I replace or just certain parts? Basically, if I only replace the lowers, will I need an alignment? I know if I replace the tie rod ends I'll have to.
Thank you in advance, I know it's a lot of reading but I need to make sure I have my information right.
2002 Explorer Sport 4x4 | 4.0L SOHC V6
Long AAL | Torsion Crank | 32s & 15x8s