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Old 12-15-2006
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2001 4x4 XLT SuperCab Ball Joint Install

Well, I've been looking over all the threads about installing ball joints, and it really sounded like something I can handle (uppers only now).
Went out to the truck today and looked things over. I want to use the Moog control arms. Slight problem though: I just got this truck a couple of weeks ago and it spent time on the beach quite a bit and it looks like any bolt underneath the truck is pretty rusty.
I'm a little worried about starting the job and getting hung up as I'm very rural. Does anyone have any suggestions for special tools/breaker bars that would help? I don't have air tools. I know that plenty of penetrant is in order, but am wondering just how hard those bolts come apart and if some sockets are better than others to work with.
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spray PB blaster on the nuts that are rusty a few hours before you do it..and you should be good to go..they should just break right off...just spray the lube on em..that will stgart to break the rust off..
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spray PB blaster on the nuts that are rusty a few hours before you do it..and you should be good to go..they should just break right off...just spray the lube on em..that will stgart to break the rust off..
Ok, thanks. reassuring is good..
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Let me know how it turns out i gotta do my uppers and i am terrified because its all on the allignment bs
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