steering knuckle replacement
I was wondering if someone out there could give me some advice on tackling the truck here. I have a 2003 Ranger 4x4, and my steering knuckle is...broken. The casting is cracked, as the result of an accident. That's the only visible damage I can see thus far.
First of all...is it ok to use a wrecker part for this? Ford lists this part at 380 bucks! Second...should I do any balljoints/seals while I've got this thing off? Looks like everythings gotta come off to replace this. Third, the manual saysI need the hub lock puller...is there a way to get around this, or should I go rent one/buy one?
I have to do this on the cheap, I'm laid off and don't have much cash. Thanking you in advance for any help!