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1994 Ford Ranger front drivetrain

Got to put a ball joint on the front right side but the book is telling me I have to take the key out to pull the axle and that looks like a magor job . My question seems to be one I can not find . Would it not be easyer to take the ujoing out of the axle then pull it ? Taking the front completly off just seems like a lot of woork and I got room to just take the ujoint out then slide the axle out of the way for the ball join . What you guys think . I have no helpp and not in the best of shape to do something like that . Thanks for any help in advance .
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No one has done this ?
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Do I have this thread in the wrong area ? I hate to have to take the housing out just to change a ball joint ? I read where you can add a spring in after you take it out where you don't have to do all this work again . Bad Ford bad .
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We gotta sleep sometime, lol.

Welcome to the forum.

Yes you do need to pull the axles to do the ball joints on a '94 Ranger 4x4, but they just come out nothing complicated
And you should do both upper and lower on both sides on a '94

I would change the u-joints on the front axles while you can, they are cheap and you have to pull the spindle again to get to them.

Look here: http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...ljoints2.shtml

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OK , Thanks and thanks again for the welcome . I well be hanging out here for a while . Trying to fix this old truck up know .I got my shop back open at mothers and I sure know I have more question . Maybe I can help out some here too .

Edit: You don't think I be able to knock a U-joint out and pull it that way ? I think I got the room under there . Putting it back in should not be that hard . Seem it be easyer that way than pulling all the other stuff .
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Not sure you will get the room you need on both wheels, but no reason not to try it
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Just going to replace the ball joints of the passinger side . That be two U-virsel joints and two ball joints I need . Thanks again . I going to try it and see .. That save me a ton of work . Mite have to go renta U-joint tool to do it if I got room to use it .
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Renting might be better but here is home made version: Make A Ball Joint Tool
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Oh cool . Thanks Ron . Bookmarked ......
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