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i can get a new lower ball joint for $20, and need to do it myself. it seems like its something i could do. but how??? Can anyone do a how-to for me, or know where i can find a how-to????? thanks
Ball joint installation varies from vehicle to vehicle. Ranger ball joints are pressed into the lower control arm, so you will need a ball joint press. Some auto parts stores have a free tool loaner program for specialty items like this ($100 deposit is typical). That's what I did to change mine.


Here is a ball joint how-to for a 4x4 F150 that is very similar to a 2003 Ranger 4x4.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/article/i...ll_Joints.html


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https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=29838

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=22842

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...d.php?p=268459
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i need mine replaced. For a 03 4x2 with torsion bars would it be easier? Cheaper?
Uppers are easy. I never did them before and put Moogs on the uppers by myself in under 2 hours. The hardest part is getting the upper arm off and on the frame.
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i can get a new lower ball joint for $20, and need to do it myself.
With the tires and wheels that you're running, you should probably stay away from the $20 ball joints. MOOG makes a heavier duty replacement with a grease fitting for about $40~45 each.

(MOOG K8695T)


MOOG also makes upgraded tie rod ends and heavier upper control arms w/replaceable ball joints.
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yeah, the coil spring set up's are cheaper in terms of ball joints......the torsion bar set-up blows...well at least the upper ball joints being sold with the A arms. I paid $225 each for the uppers and $75 each for the lowers. Throw in an alignment, new rear brake kit, labour costs, and taxes.......$1200 Canadian pricing.

That wasn't a fun expense.
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anyone have a photo of cast control arms with the joints built in? i keep getting told that i need the control arm and when i say mine are pressed they disagree... i looked at them and im 99% sure theyre pressed but i just want to see for sure...
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Mine were pressed in.. the dealer even told me that i'd have to get new control arms, but they tried pressing them out and it worked!
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hmm because the place im getting them done at said i need new arms to... and im dropping the truck off the night before so i cant really tell them to try and press them first... i have pics so ill let you guys decide...

::edit:: its because im getting MOOG ball joints, they need MOOG CAs to fit right they dont work in stock ones.. o well... 700 for all 4 and alignement isnt to bad

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hmm because the place im getting them done at said i need new arms to... and im dropping the truck off the night before so i cant really tell them to try and press them first... i have pics so ill let you guys decide...

::edit:: its because im getting MOOG ball joints, they need MOOG CAs to fit right they dont work in stock ones.. o well... 700 for all 4 and alignement isnt to bad

Um dude thats a ripoff..

Figure 200 for balljoints that can be pressed in, Moog balljoints can be pressed into stock arms for sure.

$700?

Hell I have $400 into my Brand new DJM Upper and lower control arms with greasble moog balljoints...

Just buy the 4/5 dropkit if you need to replace the balljoints since the kit comes with brand new balljoints already pressed into the arms.
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