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ball joint boots

ok i tore both bottom ball joint boots and i need to know if there is anything else i can do to protect the joint besides replace the ball joints and the boots? i need to know cuz i HATE balljoints and its annoying to get them apart!!!
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just replace them..if you get the tool it comes out quite easy...
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duct tape!!!!!!

~I dunno besides replace them eventually
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Well I dont think they sell just the boots. I cant get my lower balljoints seperated from the spindle no matter what I do its a PIA!!!!
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use a hammer and put some *** into to ... stop using ur purse lol

i dont think there is anything u can doto protect the boots besides becarfull what u drive trough ...

i just replaced my ball joints and the pass side ripped 2 weeks later ... had to replace it again ...
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^^^ ball joints and tie rods are easy as hell to get off lol...
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just super-glue the hell out of it
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Harbor freight ball joint pulling kit, best 30$ I ever spent.

If their lowers, just replace them. Once the boot is opened, the joint itself is exposed to the elements. The Uppers are part of the control arm and the whole ' arm ' is about 130$.. each. Moog makes a better/toughter upper control arm for around 100$
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Our balljoints will last forever, if the boot stays intact. If the boot is torn, the joint is compromised. Just replace them both, because they will fail.
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My passenger one has a tear in it, and I'm debating on letting the dealership fix it. They did the driver's side under warrenty, but that was a while ago. Does anyone have a "how to" on doing it? I have the XLT which means I have to compress the spring and get the Ford tool. Just wondering how much time something like that will take.
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Harbor freight ball joint pulling kit, best 30$ I ever spent.

If their lowers, just replace them. Once the boot is opened, the joint itself is exposed to the elements. The Uppers are part of the control arm and the whole ' arm ' is about 130$.. each. Moog makes a better/toughter upper control arm for around 100$
D. Is that just the drivers side or do you have to replace the whole arm on the passenger side too. I thought you could press them out and press the new ones in.
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