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Old 01-06-2008
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changing out ball joints

hey gang, was wondering if anyone here has changed out the balljoints
in a ranger before and how big of a job it is to do so?
i have a 2000ext 4x4 w/3.0 either way im going to end up doing this myself
so any info would be awesome
thanks, shawnIII
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anyone anyone?
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I was looking at doing this myself too. Not to give you any wrong information, I found some very helpful posts here at R-F as well as some other forums. Just do some more searching, it wasnt that hard to find.
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Yes, and it's been covered here before even by me, but my attachement pics got lost. Should be a lot of other threads. Search is your friend!

You'll need a ball joint press -- hammering is the wrong way and usually doesn't work anyway. Also, you'll need a "pickel fork" or other tool to separate the spindle or knuckle from the ball joints.

I've done too many of them. My Ranger on 35's used to eat them for holiday meals, lol -- part of the reason for the SAS. I've done my daughters 1998 Ranger as well.
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damn i always space the search feature and its good to know you can rent the tools needed . thanks !
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I did mine a couple years back, and if you have the spreader forks and all that, its a pretty easy job. And when you consider you save your self about 500 in labor doing it your self, yaaa.
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