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Old 08-05-2007
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i decided for now to just fix my ball joints and save my money and lower my truck later on. i was reading something about the upper ones having to replace the whole arm and not just the ball joint b/c they are pressed in. is this correct? would i have to get new arms for my truck? its a 98 ranger xlt. i have never done ball joints before but im sure i could do it. anyone have a walkthrough or anything that i can look at or should i just buy a book that shows how to do everything? all i really need to know is if i just buy the ball joints without the arm would i be able to get the old ones out and put the new ones in w/o having them pressed or whatever.
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need more info on your truck, 2 or 4wd, torsion bar or coil?
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2wd. coil i believe.
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depends if the upper balljoints are casted into the upper control arm, if they are not than they can be pressed out.
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well it turns out it was actually my wheel bearings...again. this will be the third time in a year they have been replaced. the first shop i dont think they knew what they were doing and they put the wrong ones in right before i went on a trip and when i got back i made them change them again and put the right ones in and now they are bad again...wtf.
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