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HOW DO I REPLACE THE LOWER BALL JOINT

hi guys. i `ve got a `99 ranger 3.0L V6 and wanna know how do i replace both lower ball joints. i know the easiest way its replacing the whole control arm but i dont have the budget to do it. any idea would appreciate it. thanks.
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Rent a ball joint press from a local parts store and remove the c clip and press it out
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and what do i need to put the new one in?.
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use the same press you just reverse the cups to put it back in also i know you have a budget but if the lowers are bad id do the uppers to to save from having to align it twice. When i did mine i did it because i could tell the lowers were shot but once i got in there the uppers were actually worse.
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At my work, Advance auto parts. We have 2 different kits to rent, one is 120 and one is like 160 just depends which one you needed. Once you return it all the money is returned too you. Im sure prices are similar at other places as well. As stated above you can remove and reinstal the ball joint with that kit.
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Yeah i used the advance kit went really smooth.
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I only use the kit to install the new ball joint. a couple of swings with a 4lb steel deadblow will get the old one right out. saves time as well.
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