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Ball Joints going bad...

My right lower ball joint has got alot of play and I was told I may be able to get by with trying to grease it and see if that reduces the play in it, but im just going to replace the right and left upper and lower ball joints because my right inner and outer tie rod ends are shot and the front end cant be aligned because of how bad the tie rod ends.. Long story short I am changing the tie rods on both sides and going to do the ball joints on both sides but do you guys know if the ball joints are pressed in or are they bolt in??? My truck is 93 Ranger 4x4 with 4.0L
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don't try and grease it just get a new one they aren't that expensive
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I am going to buy new ones I just need to know if the ball joints are pressed in or if they are bolt in....
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well its easy enough to find out, crawl up in under neath there and take a gander, lowers are usually pressed in and on the 4x4 they are sometimes bolt on, but the upper bolt on ones are expensive i just did 4 on my truck and i priced up the bolt on ones for the hell of it and they were like $200 each
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